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01 Dec 2012   #1451
x BlueRobot

 

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I've got to work overtime again for another weekend today is 3-7 and then Sunday is 2-8; I'm going to look for a better job from what is left of my weekend, I was considering trying to get a job in Curry's or PC World, then I can advise consumers away from Windows 8 and McAfee
not sure you would keep your job long, your job would be to sell units ,many new pc's will have 8 on them so you would be expected to lie about the greatness.
and as it is currys/pc world this is a job qualification, the ability to lie well.
imagine working for them and telling customers the goods are half price elsewhere or online.
its been about 10 years since i last shopped with them.
I wouldn't like to lie to customers

I found this really good Technical Death Metal band today too
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01 Dec 2012   #1452
Baroness von Shush

 

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I've been teaching today.
Baroness,
If you are teaching John how to cook or how to behave himself you are in
for a long long day.
THW
Lol! You can't teach an old dog new tricks!
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01 Dec 2012   #1453
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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I've been teaching today.
Baroness,
If you are teaching John how to cook or how to behave himself you are in
for a long long day.
THW
Lol! You can't teach an old dog new tricks!
Get a new and younger dog!
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01 Dec 2012   #1454
cytherian

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
Just think of the money

Recently, McAfee hasn't done too badly actually A test was recently conducted on how well AVs and other online security tools (anti keylogging etc.) coped with MITB (Man In The Browser) attacks, the results can be viewed here: http://www.mrg-effitas.com/wp-conten...port-20122.pdf

MSE got straight fails Okay, McAfee's score wasn't great, but it was better than MSE. I'm seriously considering switching to Kaspersky now.
The main question I always have is how someone got infected in the first place. This is something that annoys me to no end with news articles like this... they focus almost exclusively on how the threat goes into action and how well anti-virus software will combat it. But... I don't see much at all about how the infection gets on your computer to begin with.

A firewall + Windows Vista/7 is good enough to block direct random attacks from the outside. If you run some software that you allow to poke a hole through the firewall (like Vuze), that will introduce a possible risk. If you roam around the Internet freely, without caution, that's a good way to get infected if your anti-virus isn't robust or up to date. If you download programs not vetted by a trusted website, that can open the door as well. Last, but not least, I think the easiest way to get infected is by getting an e-mail from a colleague/friend/associate with an infected attachment.

If you don't do that kind of risky behavior, you should be threat free. Not that you ought to drop your guard, though. I do all of my on-line banking and purchases from a browser dedicated for that purpose. For everything else, I use a separate browser.


Folks like the authors of MITB (Man In The Browser) must find a way to get their payload (trojan) onto your computer. Who opens up unsolicited e-mails these days? I imagine that what MITB might do is find a way to infect a legitimate website and then once you're logged in, find a way to get you to accept something like a cookie or a plug-in.
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01 Dec 2012   #1455
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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Just think of the money

Recently, McAfee hasn't done too badly actually A test was recently conducted on how well AVs and other online security tools (anti keylogging etc.) coped with MITB (Man In The Browser) attacks, the results can be viewed here:

http://www.mrg-effitas.com/wp-conten...port-20122.pdf

MSE got straight fails Okay, McAfee's score wasn't great, but it was better than MSE. I'm seriously considering switching to Kaspersky now. The test was done by BBC and MRG Effitas, in this investigation:



Interesting read and watch Tom

I also have TDSS Anti-Rootkit Killer and Malwarebytes in conjuction with Microsoft Security Essentials; I don't do online banking so maybe I have less to worry about with this 'financial malware'.
Yeah, it's quite scary actually!

TDSSKiller wouldn't do a thing against this It's a specialised removal tool and has no preventative abilities. Malwarebytes website blocking might stop you accessing the sites that could infect you in the first place, but it wouldn't stand a chance against something modifying a webpage.
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02 Dec 2012   #1456
x BlueRobot

 

I know Tom, if one form of malware is complicated as the one above, then it may many other forms of malware can be equally as complex

Hopefully, the banks will become even more aware of the risk associated with the virtual world of the Internet, and learn how to protect their customers further.
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02 Dec 2012   #1457
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

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02 Dec 2012   #1458
z3r010

 

Carl, you seriously need to learn the difference between classic cars that should be photographed and battered old sheds that should be scrapped.
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02 Dec 2012   #1459
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

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Carl, you seriously need to learn the difference between classic cars that should be photographed and battered old sheds that should be scrapped.
You have a way with words z3r010
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02 Dec 2012   #1460
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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battered old sheds that should be scrapped.
That's no way to talk about Stiles Garage showroom
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