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Re: New Computer? Six Steps to Safer Surfing

  • From: Jerry Pasker
  • Date: Sun Dec 19 19:13:18 2004

Sean Donelan wrote:

...the infection rate of Home/SOHO computers with AV/firewalls is higher than "naked" computers.

please, where does this information come from? are you sitting on proof that the Home AV/Security industry is *complete* FUD? :)

What's more interesting is the highest infection rate of all is for homes
with laptop/mobile computers.

is that so? please, where does *this* information come from? it might seem intuitively correct, but i'd like to see some numbers and other data to back these claims up.


How 'bout this data: Stupid people get viruses more than smart people. There will always be viruses, there will always be stupid people. What does this have to do with network operations?

Are we, as network operators, supposed to protect people (stupid or not) from themselves?