Linked by Igor Ljubuncic on Mon 2nd Apr 2012 15:41 UTC
Features, Office You have just bought tickets to an exotic vacation spot. You board the flight, you land safely, you pull your netbook from your backpack, fire it up, and then check if there are any available Wireless networks. Indeed there are, unencrypted, passwordless, waiting for you. So you connect to the most convenient hotspot and start surfing. Being addicted as you are, you want to login into your email or social network just to check if something cardinal happened in the world during your four-hour flight. You're about to hit the sign in button. Stop. What you're about to do might not be safe.
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RE[3]: Linux most secure
by B. Janssen on Tue 3rd Apr 2012 12:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Linux most secure"
B. Janssen
Member since:
2006-10-11

I anticipated such an answer and I agree that McAfee Enterprise may not be the best security solution available and certainly is a pain to administer. But our other branch office is running Sophos and they have had the exact same situation.

It is too convenient to blame such an occurence on a single piece of software and be done with it. We need to understand that being prepared and smart has stopped to be a reliable precaution against malware. That's the unfortunate reality of today's networks and we must learn to understand that. Leaning back and saying "common sense will prevail" is not going to help us.

Edited 2012-04-03 12:59 UTC

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RE[4]: Linux most secure
by lucas_maximus on Tue 3rd Apr 2012 14:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Linux most secure"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

However the article isn't about corporate networks ... it about taking your laptop on Holiday.

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RE[5]: Linux most secure
by B. Janssen on Tue 3rd Apr 2012 15:56 in reply to "RE[4]: Linux most secure"
B. Janssen Member since:
2006-10-11

However the article isn't about corporate networks ... it about taking your laptop on Holiday.

How does this invalidate the statement that common sense is not going to protect you from malware?

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