Discussion in 'Computers' started by Zegami, Jun 18, 2014.
Thread moved to Computers & IT, as that sub-forum seems the most appropriate.
Unfortunately, I think you're 100% right. Its appalling that so many people are so unwilling to learn about something that they depend so heavily on (computers). The future, however, looks bright I think.
Let's hope so! (Side note, integrate much? )
I used to quite a bit .
You're quite right about there being lots of Linux servers - I should have clarified that I was talking about the desktop.
It would and there are many attacks on servers - particularly web servers. The UK government recently announced a plan to remove some 50% of their web servers because so many have been compromised. Seems many have been put up and then essentially left without maintenance or proper security checks.
Generally speaking though, servers are a tougher target because they're (usually) managed by (presumably) savvy tech teams who aren't going to open a doc from some dodgy e-mail or click on a link to some dodgy website. They also tend to be behind decent firewalls, have properly patched O/Ss and up-to-date AV.
That's true, but sadly it doesn't guarantee security - think of the recent issues around Heartbleed.
The only true security system is one that is unplugged and physically locked away
.. and turned off with the battery removed