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Secunia Official 22nd Jun, 2011 12:04
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taffy078 RE: Microsoft Security Intelligence Report
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My PC ability doesn't fall easily into either of the middle two levels of the four categories - certainly not 'Novice' nor 'Expert'. I'm possibly be B(basic)+!
Nevertheless, I was able to understand much of this report so well done Microsoft for the 'plain english'.

And their emphasis on the fact that vulnerabilities in applications (rather than browsers or OS) account for most of the problems is yet another pat on the back for Secunia.

Having neither the knowledge nor the time to keep on top of every PC issue, I totally rely on Secunia (and to a lesser extent other companies) to ensure that I can sleep safely at night re security protection.

Thanks again Secunia! :0)

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taffy078 RE: Microsoft Security Intelligence Report
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Whilst on this subject, I see that Microsoft have recently warned about the scammers' latest method of attack - phoning people and pretending that they are from Microsoft Tech Support.

According to the guys at PCPitstop, the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Team did a survey of one involved area and discovered that out of 7000 people, more than 1,000 had received this type of call. Of the 1,000, 234 fell for the scam and followed the instructions. Of those, 184 actually lost money to the crooks.

I certainly wouldn't fall for it but it seems many do.

More here:

http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/a...

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