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Forum: News 18 Jul 2012
Replies: 71
Views: 16,109
Posted By Stratos
Not sure whether I like this new Office or not. ...

Not sure whether I like this new Office or not. I'm all for simplicity but I can't seem to get over how overly plain it looks, almost like it's missing something. I also don't like the fonts used...
Forum: News 18 Jul 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By Stratos
I think the percentage of Mac users using Win7 is...

I think the percentage of Mac users using Win7 is higher than 5%. Bootcamp or VM (VMware Fusion, Parallels, VirtualBox). I have Win7 HP x86 installed in VM to keep the install footprint smaller...
Forum: News 12 Jul 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By Stratos
Not sure how many PC users opt to use Safari,...

Not sure how many PC users opt to use Safari, it's commonplace for a Mac though...
Forum: Security News 07 Jul 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,329
Posted By Stratos
I was thinking the same thing.

I was thinking the same thing.
Forum: Security News 07 Jul 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,329
Posted By Stratos
Patching everything all at once for all possible...

Patching everything all at once for all possible security holes is like saying making every house disaster proof, it's simply not possible. You can do your best to get people to reduce their risks...
Forum: Security News 06 Jul 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By Stratos
The FBI brought in folks to help with the issue. ...

The FBI brought in folks to help with the issue. You can read more at the following link.

DCWG | DNS Changer Working Group (http://www.dcwg.org/)
Forum: News 04 Jul 2012
Replies: 164
Views: 14,586
Posted By Stratos
Great find, but I think I'll remain on Win7 until...

Great find, but I think I'll remain on Win7 until the initial bugs of Win8 have been discovered and fixed.
Forum: News 02 Jul 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By Stratos
Yup it comes to no surprise. Windows is the...

Yup it comes to no surprise. Windows is the majority platform and most common users tend to use the apps which come with their machines. IE comes with everything by default so many people use it. ...
Forum: News 02 Jul 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,705
Posted By Stratos
True, but the same can be said when purchasing a...

True, but the same can be said when purchasing a new car. Often, the only changes made to a Ford Explorer (example) is the bumpers change, or the exterior light fixtures change. Its the same explorer...
Forum: Security News 02 Jul 2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,291
Posted By Stratos
IMHO "fault" lies in two key places, first the...

IMHO "fault" lies in two key places, first the originator(s) of the malware and a user who willingly chooses to "jump into the fire", gets burned and cries foul. There is a tertiary source of fault...
Forum: News 30 Jun 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,320
Posted By Stratos
Agreed. Personally I used to OC my Slot-1...

Agreed. Personally I used to OC my Slot-1 machines back when the Celeron 300A could easily hit 450Mhz (and was significantly faster than the Slot-1 PII 450Mhz due to the Celeron's full speed L2...
Forum: News 30 Jun 2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,977
Posted By Stratos
I'm not an OS engineer but as a user I'm driven...

I'm not an OS engineer but as a user I'm driven to ask questions towards anyone seeking to roll out a newer version over the current.

1. What is the intent of Windows 8 and how does it benefit...
Forum: News 30 Jun 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,320
Posted By Stratos
Since MS primarily deals with software, it's hard...

Since MS primarily deals with software, it's hard to fathom all the different combination of hardware components that create a near endless amount of variables to track down a definitive cause of...
Forum: Security News 30 Jun 2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,291
Posted By Stratos
Very true. Honestly I can't wait for the next...

Very true. Honestly I can't wait for the next major malware to affect a large amount of OSX users. I'm always curious to see what exploit each malware uses.
Forum: Security News 30 Jun 2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,291
Posted By Stratos
Agreed, even I'm not all that familiar with all...

Agreed, even I'm not all that familiar with all types of integration of mobile tablet devices (not just iPads) with existing networks, I've seen about a handful and the configuration and...
Forum: Security News 29 Jun 2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,291
Posted By Stratos
Jimbo on my normal PC's, I currently use...

Jimbo on my normal PC's, I currently use Kaspersky. It's a tad heavy on resource use but I had a 3 yr subscription that doesn't end until 2014. On my ultralight portable Thinkpads, I use the latest...
Forum: Security News 29 Jun 2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,291
Posted By Stratos
Here's what you said:[/quote] You're confusing...

Here's what you said:[/quote]
You're confusing my comments with the wrong context. This reply was in regards to your comment that I faulted Mac users because they plugged their computers in, turned...
Forum: News 29 Jun 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,705
Posted By Stratos
Apple did some good things and a lot of...

Apple did some good things and a lot of questionable (bad) things to OSX Lion. I haven't previewed ML 10.8 yet, but my initial impressions of 10.7 Lion was not good.

Inverting the scrolling...
Forum: Security News 29 Jun 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By Stratos
I'm certain that local law enforcement will learn...

I'm certain that local law enforcement will learn to tailor their response better in the future. If it wasn't a person's unsecure home WiFi, it could be from any free WiFi hotspot such as Starbucks.
Forum: Security News 29 Jun 2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,291
Posted By Stratos
Fair enough, statement withdrawn. ...

Fair enough, statement withdrawn.



There's always risks involved with using computers. The ideal goal is to eliminate all risks/hazards but that may not be realistic. The user can definitely...
Forum: Security News 28 Jun 2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,291
Posted By Stratos
I most definitely do. My browser doesn't execute...

I most definitely do. My browser doesn't execute scripts due to an installed extension (NoScript) and don't have Java installed on the machine. Even if I accidentally or willingly ran into...
Forum: Security News 28 Jun 2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,291
Posted By Stratos
One of the most severe forms of user privilege...

One of the most severe forms of user privilege escalation and OS exploitation is through the TDL4 rootkit which has the ability to put itself deep within the HDD's MBR (master boot record) therefore...
Forum: Security News 28 Jun 2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,291
Posted By Stratos
ZDNet New Flashback variant silently infects...

ZDNet
New Flashback variant silently infects Macs | ZDNet (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/new-flashback-variant-silently-infects-macs/11686)[/QUOTE]

It requires several user inputs thus not...
Forum: Security News 28 Jun 2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,291
Posted By Stratos
For those dizzy from the previous post, this is...

For those dizzy from the previous post, this is the short version. OSX and Windows are different, very different. Each has their unique strengths and weaknesses therefore the user needs to be aware...
Forum: Security News 28 Jun 2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,291
Posted By Stratos
Wrong. Plan wrong. Mac OS is no where near the...

Wrong. Plan wrong. Mac OS is no where near the level of security that has been implemented into Windows over the years. Not even close. Unix has nothing to do with anything. Malware is just rogue...
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