Neohapsis is currently accepting applications for employment. For more information, please visit our website www.neohapsis.com or email email@example.com
Re: [Full-Disclosure] Re: January 15 is Personal Firewall Day, help the cause
From: Exibar (exibarthelair.com)
Date: Thu Jan 15 2004 - 13:35:13 CST
Sorry to disagree with you, but telling people to simply not use windows
and not use Outlook is like telling people not to ride in a car for the fear
of getting into an accident.
So you're telling me that if I don't run Windows and I don't run Outlook
that I'm 100% safe? Horsesh*t! If I install Linux and not Windows XP (for
example) I'm safe? There isn't anything else that I have to do?
Why not EDUCATE the end-user on how to use Windows and Outlook safely?
This is the entire basis behind these personal firewall day, it's about
EDUCATING those that don't know.
BTW: Not running Anti-virus software is just plain stupid (I will not
respond to any flames on this point, so don't bother). Plain and simple.
I'm very surprised that any company is able to run that way.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David F. Skoll" <dfsroaringpenguin.com>
Cc: <bugtraqsecurityfocus.com>; <ntbugtraqlistserv.ntbugtraq.com>;
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 12:06 PM
Subject: [Full-Disclosure] Re: January 15 is Personal Firewall Day, help the
> On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 tlarholmpivx.com wrote:
> > I just wanted to remind everybody that tomorrow is Personal Firewall
> > http://www.personalfirewallday.org/
> That Web site is utterly disingenuous. Rather than giving low-value
> information, how about high-value information that actually protects
> 1) Don't use Windows.
> 2) Don't use Outlook.
> Our company uses neither Windows nor Outlook, and although we do have a
> firewall, we do not use anti-virus software.
> Of course, the sponsors of the site (Microsoft and a bunch of anti-virus
> vendors) can hardly see it as being in their interest to actually create
> a secure computing environment.
> Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
> Charter: http://lists.netsys.com/full-disclosure-charter.html
Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.