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virsingh211
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virsingh211,
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11/21/2013 | 7:00:28 AM
Re: How necessary is security software?
I recently received a mail from my IT awaring me about new attack, CryptoLocker  which sounds to be new variant of ransomware that restricts access to infected computers and demands ransom from the victim in order to decrypt and recover their files. As of now, the primary means of infection appears to be phishing emails containing malicious attachments. Even after string security policies in place my IT deptt has to think on this...i am afraid where do my mobile stands.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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11/20/2013 | 6:45:19 PM
Re: How necessary is security software?
Not even antivirus software (apart from installing Symantec's software for a few days before becoming annoyed with it). But of course Mac users have not really had to worry about viruses until recently, and even now, it's unlikely you'll get infected using OS X or iOS, assuming you avoid DefCon and the like.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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11/20/2013 | 6:07:20 PM
Re: How necessary is security software?
Not even antivirus?
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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11/20/2013 | 3:34:06 PM
How necessary is security software?
Does security software for mobile devices matter? I've used personal computers for 32 years, not to mention mobile phones and tablets, and never once used security software on any of them (apart from employer-provided computers).


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