posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 11:47 AM
Originally posted by Chrisfishenstein
Just like I always say to my wife, a lock only keeps an honest person out......A thief will get in no matter the security!!
Don't disagree mostly buuuuut ...
Just because a thief can get in doesn't mean making them breakfast and a cup of coffee for the half-time break before giving them a hand with your
I don't love or hate IE particularly and even though I imagine most networks run by ordinary people are the equivolent of an open door with a party
sign saying 'welcome back spyware!' I can still a thread like this being useful to remind those people that seem to have the crazy idea that their
computer is a lock box.
The only negative side effects I see is having to put up with the Apple fan train and perhaps a few persons that seem to get some sort of amazing kick
out of discussing web browsers as if they're comparing station wagons. Your router gets hacked all the time, some versions of java have
vulnerbilities like a hot dog vendor at a fat man convention, and your flash stick ... you infected that little circuit board yourself when you
downloaded 'I'm a virus.pdf' from a fake adobe website ... It's pretty rare to see someone unleashing sarcastic commentary on your java version
choice, the model and config of your router, or your PDF reader. (These things don't have patch-Tuesday either.)
Imagine game show voice for me ... Is THIS
Summary ... I think Heff has made a usefulish thread, it's still unfortunately neccessary in 2012, changing from IE isn't a terrible idea but IE
isn't your only or even main problem most of the time, safe browsing is as much or more to do with browsing and updating habits IMO than just your
browser choice. Hands up if you updated your browser this month
Disclaimer: No, I don't hate your Mac. No, I don't want to discuss your Mac. I have Macs, I work with Macs, Macs are fine. Just it slightly scares
me when people get more passionate about browsing software than their own husband, children and dog.