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jdelfire
What do you consider to be the most important security issue in 2009?
RiCtee
User ignorance and stupidity - the number one security threat always and forever. Very Happy
deanhills
RiCtee wrote:
User ignorance and stupidity - the number one security threat always and forever. Very Happy


Good reason, but I think conflicting sofware can also be a good source of threat to security and that is not always the fault of the user. Anti-virus software such as Norton Virus can actually have a destructive influence in how your software operates. Probably good to have a computer whiz help you with security issues. I have heard horror stories about affects from Norton Virus, as it has grown so large and intrusive, it actually is destructive from within? When I changed computers a couple of months ago I was advised to get Kaspersky anti-virus software instead as the preferred one here in the Middle East. Kaspersky is from the US:

http://usa.kaspersky.com/?aw=feeds-TLP&CMP=KNL-YPIF07&HBX_PK=feeds+TLP&HBX_OU=51

Reason for it being recommended is that it is much sparser, takes up less space, and less intrusive in the operations of the computer. So far that has been true for me as I am not at all aware of it being on my computer.
steve076
RiCtee wrote:
User ignorance and stupidity - the number one security threat always and forever. Very Happy

I have to agree with this. Users are the biggest security risks on computers, and unfortunately there is no patch available for this.

How many people don't have correctly configured firewalls, or AV software installed and up to date? Clicking links without checking the URL is what they expect it to be, and downloading illegal software/music/porn via P2P. These are the reasons for most security breaches.
albuferque
"Security is always going to be a cat and mouse game because there'll be people out there that are hunting for the zero day award, you have people that don't have configuration management, don't have vulnerability management, don't have patch management."

Kevin Mitnick
RiCtee
deanhills wrote:
Anti-virus software such as Norton Virus can actually have a destructive influence in how your software operates. Probably good to have a computer whiz help you with security issues. I have heard horror stories about affects from Norton Virus, as it has grown so large and intrusive, it actually is destructive from within?

I never understood why people buy Anti-virus software or any other software, when they're plenty of free / open-source alternatives that can easily compete with the commercial ones functionally. I know some employers have requirements to use a particular standard software, but when you're at home, why spend more?
Da Rossa
The biggest liability is ALWAYS on the user. The user is the channel from hell into one's computer. Pretty simple. So ignorance on a computer can be a catastrophe.
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