Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Dec 2006 20:35 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Privacy, Security, Encryption "All too often people talk about the disadvantages of the Windows operating system: it has too many security flaws, it is not properly patched, it is not security oriented… Until the much talked about Vista system finally reaches our computers, there will still be plenty of time to protest. However, with the new malware dynamic, the idea that malware is restricted to specific operating systems is becoming anachronistic. It no longer matters whether the victim is a home-user or a company employee. It is now irrelevant whether the system administrator is just someone who lives round the corner or a highly qualified IT manager."
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RE[2]: Malware ?
by Doc Pain on Sat 16th Dec 2006 20:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Malware ?"
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2006-10-08

"Inbox - naked lady pics (or similar)
OS – The attachment could contain malicious code or viruses
User – click open
OS- Please add the administrative password if you wish to make these changes to your system
User – adds password
Vista security – poof gone

You think this scenario is unlikely?"


The situation you describe seems typical to me. In other posts, asking for transaction PINs and passwords was mentioned. In my optinion such manner is not to be talked about as "malware" as long it doesn't use software others than on the user's PC, for example, if an attachment is installed to replace a standard program by a faked one so that the user doesn't recognize it.

From the article: "The solution, as always, involves security suites that include all the features needed to protect users in a single application: from the classic antivirus to firewalls, or e-mail protection both for Windows and Linux. In this way we can keep users safe as well as their computers."

My dear Mister Fernando de la Cuadra, Panda Software... :-) The solution, as always, involves intelligence and the ability of educated judging that include all the features needed to protect users by adult-like thinking. In this way the users can keep theirselves safe as well as their computers. It's not that complicated, isn't it?

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