Wednesday, January 27, 2016

2016-01-28 WBKV Talking Points

Through 20 years of effort, we have successfully trained every computer user
to use passwords that are hard for humans to remember,
but easy for computers to guess.
10 most used passwords in 2015 (truly a list of shame!):
Please, in the interest of privacy and safety, use a password manager and let it create long passwords.
Wifatch virus actively protects its victims from other forms of malware;
It infects routers, not computers;
It is written in the Perl programming language
It targets so far only ARM (83%), MIPS (10%), and SH4 (7%) processors
It connects infected devices to a peer-to-peer network
Basically it only infects devices that are not protected at all in the first place!
A Symantec (Norton) partner company in India uncovered as major player in the all too common technical support scam
Security Suites from AVG and Avast install dangerous browser add-ons!
McAfee and Norton tell Windows 10 users that they better use Internet Explorer, a browser so bad that Microsoft gave up on it!
For years I advise against ALL of the well known “security suites”, free or paid versions, no difference.

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