Discussion in 'Windows Operating Systems' started by Brackbauer, Sep 3, 2020.
Just wondered if anyone is using Paid Security products on PC.
Nope, norton is malware.
i do, i use ESET total security for my protection , it works very well too
Nope, I don't torrent, use social media or peruse unsavoury content other than the pub sub forum
Same. My security measures don't rely on privacy invading av software. Employing some common sense goes a long way.
nothing to do with unsavoury content , social media for me , there unsavoury arseholes called hackers too, trojans etc, it stops them straight in their tracks
Microsoft security essentials and common sense is the best protection
I dont believe Norton or Eset would stop hackers or anyone wanting access to your system? also how do you get trojans if you arent downloading or looking at wierd shit . . and then downloading.
Its kind of like locks on doors, it only keeps out the honest theives.
i use bitdefender free, it will block nastys & is lite to run
the average user needs something, eg my dumb mechanic tells me the other day "i got a virus" upon looking i see he tried to open a fake invoice on a word doc (he does this) but the av nabbed it.
trojans come with the hackers, thr pricks do it for fun to fuck someones day up, ive had no issues in 3 yrs and i do a custom scan every month , im happy and thats the main thing
Business: yes. Crowdstrike plus Cisco Umbrella (aka OpenDNS). Because clueless C-level execs.
Home: no. Because brain.
nothing to do with brain mate, you can get hacked thru a simple email, im not gettin into a to and fro with this issue, good luck mate , wait till you ger belted 1 day with it and then have to do a full reinstall, youll change your antiquated opinion
Not if you don't open an attachment from an unsavoury source or fail to look where embedded links lead.
ill never be smart like elvis of course but its not hard to get caught out, not you guys though
i emailed the local doctors through some medical site 6 months ago, they replied, seemed funny wheen this turned up not long ago, twice, yes email & doc gives it away but i opened it anyway
you can click on it, its a jpg
Always knew you were bossy...
But yeah can see the originating address, as did you clearly... often spoofed to look like it's come from elsewhere upon first glance.
yes easy spotted, but its not a 1 off they sent, its been a reply & back, so they must be leaking info ? or am i over thinking it.
+ i replied to them again but of course my server wouldnt allow it to be sent (wasnt smart thing to do anyway)
Thanks for the poll votes.
it’s clearly an issue that can be divisive as to wether or not there is a need. I am interested what people think as I work for an AV company and amongst OCAU and gamers there is normally a large cross section of strong feelings one way or another.
Sure you can. Just takes a bit of practise.
Cloud email services will pick these up. O365 and GSuite employ their own attachment scanning, and things like this don't get through.
Try it for yourself. Create a throw away gmail/outlook account, and forward that document to it.
Sort of... one or all of their PC's are infected with spyware that harvests the inbox and address book, sending it to a spam bot. Because you're in their inbox your address is then used to send phishing messages that look like they're coming from their office.
You may want to check your addy here;
Something interesting... scam the scammers with an AI bot;
Damm this internet, who invented such a naive system?