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Windows 7: G Data Survey: Users Don't Know Jack About Malware

27 Jun 2011   #1
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G Data Survey: Users Don't Know Jack About Malware

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The past couple of months have seen the web come under attack in a series of high profile security breaches, and if there's a silver lining to it all, it's that the attacks have made PC security a hot topic. Turns out it's a much needed one, not just for corporations, but for end users as well. According to a new survey by G Data, users have a lot to learn when it comes to malware and taking proper security measures.

G Data's Security Survey 2011 (PDF) set out to discover how well informed Internet users are about the genuine threats in cyberspace, the perpetrators' methods, whether younger or older users are more astute in terms of IT security, and handful of other related questions. Here are some of the key findings of G Data's online survey of 15,559 Internet users in eleven countries between the ages of 18 to 65:.....

Read more at: Maximum PC | G Data Survey: Users Don't Know Jack About Malware

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27 Jun 2011   #2

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Yet, another indication that most people, no matter how intelligent they may be, are almost totally lacking in commonsense.
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27 Jun 2011   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Yet, another indication that most people, no matter how intelligent they may be, are almost totally lacking in commonsense.
Job security for us in IT.
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27 Jun 2011   #4

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True, then there are also the imaginary viruses, once when I was working as a little solo repair man, I was slipped 400 bucks just to say all the porn on this guy's computer was a virus
....apparently his girlfriend found it...
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27 Jun 2011   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
True, then there are also the imaginary viruses, once when I was working as a little solo repair man, I was slipped 400 bucks just to say all the porn on this guy's computer was a virus
....apparently his girlfriend found it...
Oooh that's sneaky. Talk about a win/win, you make some quick cash and get the guy off the hook for being a guy. 'Course I don't think my girlfriend would believe me if I used that.
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27 Jun 2011   #6

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

lol I must say it was a rather impressive collection too.
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27 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

That's when you take his $400, say it was a virus, and throw it on an external drive.
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