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    Senior Member JPnyc's Avatar
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    executables are out of the question, I wouldn't even entertain anything but deleting. But I delete all of them, any kind of e-mail with an attachment, unless it's something I expect and I need.

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    AO Security for Non-Geeks tonybradley's Avatar
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    I got 25 / 30. I am a Security Wizard (or at least Agnitum thinks so)

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    Some Assembly Required ShagDevil's Avatar
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    Some virus on my computer prevented me from taking the quiz!

    (seriously, I got 23/30 woohoo!)
    The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his - George Patton

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    Shadow Programmer mmelby's Avatar
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    Well 28 out of 30 I guess isn't to bad
    Work... Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints...

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    20 out of 30 I am a warlock ya ok

    no really you should be able to awnser these questions knowing about just the basic risk will at the very least make you more aware of online mishaps

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    Dissident 4dm1n brokencrow's Avatar
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    I thought some of the answers were 'judgement' calls. For instance,
    the emailed .exe's...I wouldn't consider opening one unless it was in
    a 'sandbox' like a virtual machine. We deal with a lot of attachments
    at work, but the .exe's never see the light of day.

    Another is the question about the principal drawback of AV apps. For
    myself, the system resouces issue is right up there with reliance on
    defs and heuristics. But then, I'm not a high-risk user who's typically
    infected. And after my recent experience with SAV 10.1, there should've
    been a choice about poorly-written buggy apps.

    A malicious app that sends itself to all contacts in an address book?
    That's not spyware? Technically I guess it better describes a virus,
    but I think the line's been sufficiently blurred between viruses and spyware
    this one could go either way.

    Question 10: emails from your bank? The truly correct answer isn't there.
    No bank is going to send you an email asking you to log into your online
    acc't via a link. Period. One should not ever consider accessing an
    online acc't via an email. Especially on December 20th.

    Accessing the internet via hotel wifi? The best protectrion isn't even
    there: VPN. If nothing else, run JanusVM when on wifi hotspots.

    And then there's their definition of a hacker. Another judgement call.
    “Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” — Will Rogers

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    I got 23/30 aswell.

    How do you decrease the susceptibility of your computer to malware attacks?
    Why was their no option to run linux/bsd?
    There is no place like

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    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
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    Why was their no option to run linux/bsd?
    Probably because it isn't an option............well not in an intelligent security conversation?

    Hell, I have a box that runs an OS that there are only 114 malwares on the face of this Planet for........... does that make it secure? errrrh, well, no.

    It just means that I cannot use it for much

    "Security through obscurity is not security"

    Write that out 500 times boy!

    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

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