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Secunia Official 25th Aug, 2010 23:22
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An alarming trend for end-user security

mogs RE: An alarming trend for end-user security
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From my somewhat limited and local experience; the average end user finds security/patching, a mundane and boring subject; and it's rather alarming that they should be so inefficient/insecure/oblivious seemingly...whilst at the same time spending more time on the web.
Of course we could discuss the subject more in the forum.....without a preacher and plenty of decorum....but we're all converted ?!
The Auto updating psi feature will obviously go a long way towards easing the complexities faced by users; but is it enough ?
Is Secunia involved in getting itself pre-installed....I would have thought manufacturers would like to be seen as doing their bit, from the outset.
Thankyou Stefan Frei for the blog and inspiration.


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taffy078 RE: An alarming trend for end-user security
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Someone I recently persuaded to come on board Secunia has this morning emailed me to ask what this thread is about and how does Mogs' post fit in.

He says when he looked at the thread, all he saw was that a Secunia official had posted this sentence: "An alarming trend for end-user security".

Being new here, he wasn't to know that this thread was auto-generated by the blog entry here: http://secunia.com/blog/119.

Unfortunately, he missed the path above the post i.e. "See the original Secunia blog entry: An alarming trend for end-user security".


May I suggest to Secunia that it considers adding to the sentence shown in these auto-generated posts a link to the relevant blog?

EDIT: typos

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york779 RE: An alarming trend for end-user security
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on 25th Aug, 2010 23:22, mogs wrote:
From my somewhat limited and local experience; the average end user finds security/patching, a mundane and boring subject; and it's rather alarming that they should be so inefficient/insecure/oblivious seemingly...whilst at the same time spending more time on the web.
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Dear Mogs. You have described me. I never bothered with all these things until taffy tols us in our newspaper forum that we should. He told us to come here so I did.

All my day today is spent on updating. Thank you secunia people for your good advise.

I was the one emailing taffy to say your post confused me. He explained why and said he will make a suggestion here to secunia.

I dont have an idea why your scores work but the mark down 1 for him - does this mean secunia don't like his suggestion? If they dont, can someone say why?

I will be in trouble with taffy now for getting him a lower score. Apologise from me, taffy.
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taffy078 RE: An alarming trend for end-user security
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Hiya, J. Thanks for the plug!

Don't worry about the "-1" score that someone gave me. But how making a suggestion for change is classed as "irrelevant" does confuse me! I'm pretty certain it wasn't a Secunia officaial who scored it.

Perhaps whoever did it doesn't understand how the scoring is supposed to work! But I won't go down that path again!

Take care.

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mogs RE: An alarming trend for end-user security
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Hello york779 !
So you're working your way out of a bit of a typecast hotspot, or I can add "sensitive to psychic phenomena " to my curriculum vitae ?! Ha !
Glad to make your cyber-aquaintance, and hope you get all patched up in no time !! All the best.......

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