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Old 06-10-2005, 09:35 AM   #1
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Default Internet/OS Security Threats - Are they for real or are they overhyped?

Almost on a daily basis, I read news article alerting us to new internet and operating security threads. Sometimes I feel they are overblown and hyped.

What do you do each time you hear it? Do you take drastic action or do you take it with complacency?

Edited: The timing of my posting this thread follows the conclusion of Gartner IT Security Summit held June 5 - June 8 in Washington, D.C.
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Old 06-10-2005, 09:39 AM   #2
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90% of the time I ignore them untill I'm in the update and patch mode. For home anyways.. My work computer is up to date.

Most of these risks are holes that they find that only a few people know about.. Further more. I think these should only really be pushed on Business users. Not home users..

They sell stuff telling the consumer. Buy this and you wont have any trouble from hackers!! This sends panic to the user.. Think about it.. Does the hacker really wnat your quicken file? Hell no.. He/she could care less about trying to get into your computer. They want business's information.

Most stuff is blown over I think.. Kinda makes people feel important.
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MS Patch Wednesday is next week woohoooooooo
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MS patch? A new windows patch you mean? What will it do? :s
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MS patch? A new windows patch you mean? What will it do? :s
June Belletins - Advanced Notice
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=14118

As for the new Microsoft Update (a.k.a. Windows Update) we will find out whether or not this too will be part of the June 14th Patch Day.
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MS Patch Wednesday is next week woohoooooooo
Nay M$$ Patch Day is traditionally Tuesday (Uncle Bill's fully-awaken day following Blue Mondays). I also noticed it rolls out of Redmond around 12:30-1:30 P.M. Eastern Standard time (9:30 - 10:30 AM Pacific Standard Time).
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Ah right, sounds kewl

Yeah, i think they are slightly overhyped since it's probably found by a small amount of people and then patched up. but even a small number of people, i think is worth patching it for, since more dangerous people will get hold of it and start to mess around with that threat.

hehe though its weird isn't it, they release these threat buletins yeah? and it could be these causing the harm since hackers and people like that then know theres a flaw to get hold of :| Sounds bit mad that if you think about it,
but I'm glad they try to stop it as well as they can.
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Nay M$$ Patch Day is traditionally Tuesday (Uncle Bill's fully-awaken day following Blue Mondays). I also noticed it rolls out of Redmond around 12:30-1:30 P.M. Eastern Standard time (9:30 - 10:30 AM Pacific Standard Time).
Tuesday in America is Wednesday in Australia... So Patch Wednesday
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I forgot you're half way around the world from me :-)
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I forgot you're half way around the world from me :-)
The ol' International Date Line tricks a lot of people.
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