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Are you patching your system?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Linux3, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Linux3

    Linux3

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  2. CitizenOfDreams

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    If you do not allow drunk people to drive then how do they get home from the bar to sober up?
     

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    Pierre! NRA Life Member

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    I patch all my systems:
    Windows 7
    MAC OSX
    Linux - openSuse, Ubuntu, KUbuntu

    They all need patches, many patches are security patches.

    It is the way of the internet... Patch Patch Patch

    Otherwise, how do us Silicon Jockey's pay our bills???
     
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    Thanks for the laugh.....
     
  5. mikeflys1

    mikeflys1 Pastafarian

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    People still use IE?
     
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    <= Has been using IE since version 3.0 (1995). Tried "alternative" browsers a few times but haven't found them to have any advantages over IE.
     
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    Google chrome: speed
     
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    Speed of what exactly? I'm using my browser to visit web sites, not to run benchmark tests with a stopwatch in my hand.
     
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    You do realise IE is the most unsafe Browser right?
     
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    Could you send me the URL of a website that would be unsafe to visit with my IE? Because the only virus I accidentally launched in the last 5 years did not come from the Web.
     
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    MB-G26 Non-existent STUPID GURL Lifetime Member

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    IE @ default settings - I would agree is very unsafe, but I don't know whether it's THE most unsafe. One can open one's self up to all kind of nasty crap via any browser, all depending upon the settings/tightening of security/precautions (e.g., scripts, ActiveExploit, etc.)