Hello Al Mac, I always appreciated your comments to this list and now as a highlight, I'd like to have a copy of your document :-) Thanks in advance and regards from germany, Philipp Rusch MacWheel99@aol.com schrieb: > > The articles recently about Internet security are interesting and eye > > opening > > I have been rather frustrated & annoyed with the whole panorama of > > a) Vast numbers of users who seem rather ignorant of the risks. > b) Market demand for cheapest purchase price regardless of other > considerations. > c) People who discover flaws with Microsoft & other vendor products who seem > to think that the correct way to get the flaws fixed is to trumpet them to > criminals who will write viruses & other malware that exploits those flaws. > d) Microsoft writes security fixes that are seriously flawed & treats the > whole thing as a PR exercise, much in the same way that the Ford Bridgestone > fatal roll-over scandal was treated as an Accounting Liability entry & not a > quality redesign priority. > e) Journalists and Computer "experts" who should know better, talking as if > this is some horrible problem that has no solution or alternative. > > I have tried to do my two cents against this situation a number of ways. > Most recent public effort was > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TYR > message #s 3258 3261 3293 3314 3341 > > An earlier effort was via > http://www.TechRepublic.com/forumdiscuss/thread_detail.jhtml?thread_id=20600 > > Thanks to some discussion on one of the other midrange.com lists that led to > some off-line talk about this, I am now headed for a web site that will be a > FAQ on Computer Security Myths & Common Sense primarily aimed at journalists. > > If you are interested, I could send you by e-mail attachment (privately, not > via the list), a copy of my working Word document MAC MYTHS . DOC ... it is > about 20 pages long ... here is the table of contents so you can see the > flavor of what I have been trying to do so far. > > Abstract Goals 1 > Illuminating Misconceptions 2 > Quiz Understanding 2 > Who can we trust? 2 > How do we know we got it right? 2 > Multiple Virus Choice 3 > What's wrong with this Virus Viewpoint? 3 > General Computer Security Myths 5 > Do Passwords protect PCs? 5 > Is it Heroic to reveal a Hole in Security? 5 > Is Computer Security an Oxymoron? 7 > Is your PC safe? 8 > Do we just buy good security products & install properly? 9 > Don't Physical Door Locks Protect Us? 10 > Some Wild Ideas to Improve State of Art 11 > Airline Passenger Bar Coding Aids 11 > Legislate not against tools but how they are used 12 > Responsible Security Bug Notification 13 > Computer Security Education 14 > Key Resource Sites 14 > Monthly Info Sec newsletter 14 > The SANS Institute 14 > e-com-sec moderated discussion 14 > CERT 17 > Firewalls 17 > Return on Data 18 > Hacker News Network 19 > More References 19 > The bigger picture 20 > Understanding Computer Protective Legislation 20 > URL References 20 > URLs for Anti-Virus Software Vendors 21 > > MacWheel99@aol.com (Alister Wm Macintyre) (Al Mac) > > _______________________________________________ > This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l > or email: MIDRANGE-Lemail@example.com > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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