And another Ubuntu convert!
derek at pointerstop.ca
Thu Jan 22 01:17:55 UTC 2009
Mario Vukelic wrote:
> Anyone who is forced to run such stuff (I am, at the company) know that
> it is NOT about "a few cpu cycles". It also gives a false sense of
> security. Clueless people at the company still get affected despite all
> the stuff running.
Precisely - it's the false sense of security that annoys me. Actually, the
false sense of _insecurity_ too - the last time I had a machine actually
open a file with a virus was Windows NT 4, and McAfee actually caught it -
then sent an email to the IT guys, who phoned me and ordered me off the
network until they could disinfect my machine! Pointing out to them that
the machine hadn't been infected, because the AV software actually worked
was useless, and they were scratching their heads afterwards, because they
couldn't find anything on my machine.
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