Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Mar 2010 22:20 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption It's that time of the year again; that time of the year where news outlets get to indulge in sensationalist headlines about how Mac OS X got hacked in twenty seconds. Yes, CanSecWest just held its Pwn2Own contest again, and they fell like drunk 16-year-olds this time (don't read too much into that one, please).
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All are secure until broken
by ramasubbu_sk on Fri 26th Mar 2010 01:18 UTC
ramasubbu_sk
Member since:
2007-04-05

Atleast now no one is shout at ONLY Microsoft for buggier (unsecure) browser. Fact is all software are not secure by its own.
The only solution for this is, you be causious & secure rather than you relay on browsers, like limiting your self with only legitimate sites. As long as you are in the limit you are almost (99.99%) safe and not opening any mail attachment for until you are sure of what you are opening.

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RE: All are secure until broken
by Jon Dough on Fri 26th Mar 2010 11:12 in reply to "All are secure until broken"
Jon Dough Member since:
2005-11-30

[...] The only solution for this is, you be cautious & secure rather than you relay on browsers, like limiting yourself with only legitimate sites. As long as you are in the limit you are almost (99.99%) safe and not opening any mail attachment for until you are sure of what you are opening.


And you can't let your guard down. The hackers are getting better at the social end of it. I like to believe I'm situationally aware, but I almost fell for a link from a friend on Facebook. Had I not seen someone else's post about how these links led to some sort of virus, I would've been toast.

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RE: All are secure until broken
by bert64 on Sat 27th Mar 2010 15:29 in reply to "All are secure until broken"
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

The trouble with only viewing legitimate sites, is that even legit sites can get hacked, or serve ads from third party sites...
The best thing to do, is isolate your browser from anything important you do, and use a niche browser running on a niche os (and proprietary things like flash severely hamper this)

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