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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    12 May '17 22:33
    It seems mad that computers are still vulnerable to cyber attacks in 2017.

    Is it unavoidable or is it inherent to DOS?

    http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39899646
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    12 May '17 23:29
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    It seems mad that computers are still vulnerable to cyber attacks in 2017.

    Is it unavoidable or is it inherent to DOS?

    http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39899646
    Isn't that kinda like complaining to the carnival owner that the House of Horrors "made" you piss your pants?
  3. SubscriberPonderable
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    15 May '17 08:53
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    It seems mad that computers are still vulnerable to cyber attacks in 2017.

    Is it unavoidable or is it inherent to DOS?

    http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39899646
    If there is communication, there is the possibility to disrupt it.

    I wouldn't be shocked if there won't be a fail-sure mode of Operation ever.
  4. Subscribersonhouse
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    15 May '17 12:13
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    If there is communication, there is the possibility to disrupt it.

    I wouldn't be shocked if there won't be a fail-sure mode of Operation ever.
    Not likely, the best effort seems to be a combination of AI examining new threats and a sandbox computer that lets the crapware take over the machine but is carefully isolated so it can be studied. I imagine even techniques like that can be defeated, for instance, a piece of malware so sophisticated it does nothing to the sandbox comp but holds off doing anything till it knows it is inside a real computer.
  5. SubscriberPonderable
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    15 May '17 12:54
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Not likely, the best effort seems to be a combination of AI examining new threats and a sandbox computer that lets the crapware take over the machine but is carefully isolated so it can be studied. I imagine even techniques like that can be defeated, for instance, a piece of malware so sophisticated it does nothing to the sandbox comp but holds off doing anything till it knows it is inside a real computer.
    The Point is that there are always People not keeping their safety on top.

    And you probably also do not put any incoming email through the sandbox Treatment first. So a creative programmer with a Sound knowledge of the workings of the System can interfere.

    In fact Windows was a laughing stock in Terms of sfatey when i still was a System Administrator. I put the safety related things on a Island machine...which helped some but was frowned at by the users.
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    15 May '17 17:22
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    It seems mad that computers are still vulnerable to cyber attacks in 2017.

    Is it unavoidable or is it inherent to DOS?

    http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39899646
    The entire internet is malware.

    Pop a rubber on and jump in is all you can do.
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    15 May '17 18:24
    Donald Trump.
  8. SubscriberPonderable
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    19 May '17 14:14
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Donald Trump.
    The programmer of the trojan?
  9. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    21 May '17 09:54
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Isn't that kinda like complaining to the carnival owner that the House of Horrors "made" you piss your pants?
    no
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