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Windows 7: Microsoft profit dips despite Windows 8 sales boost

26 Jan 2013   #11

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server

Hi there
It's not the trusted sites that are the problem - but things like "Drive By" infections - especially when on public Wifi systems can do all sorts of things without you having to download or INSTALL ANYTHING. Even on a properly protected Windows system a computer can become infected with this type of attack.

There isn't as yet any decent real time A/V protection on Android like Windows 7 / W8 has.

I Re-iterate -- Internet security on a smart phone when using public Wi-Fi systems is either a joke or totally non existent - and it's even more risky now with Banks saying the CUSTOMER has to prove that they've been defrauded rather than before where your money if it was removed from your account by transactions you didn't do was paid back pretty quickly.

This has NOTHING to do with trusted sites or reputable places to shop from.
I'm really surprised that the whole discussion about firewalls and A/V protection on smart phones hasn't come up before.

(When using the phone in "Data mode" via the telecom company - you usually get better security although even here it's not fool proof as recent on going Court cases in the UK have shown where journalists were alleged to have hacked into private mobile phone communications -- my main concern is with using a browser on public Wi-Fi networks like in a Bar etc).


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26 Jan 2013   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1

I agree and understand I use webroot spysweeper on my Android and it scans everything that is around and the networks i have cofidence in this software i been using it for years on end

They also have paid version of a netwrok sweepers too

I also installed Droid wall but you can always get a reputible name brand if you like ussually i don't let my phone log into public wi fi i simply turn off wi fi especially if you have 4LTE it's almost the same thing fast enough to do what you have to
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 Microsoft profit dips despite Windows 8 sales boost

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