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    Notes from the RSA Conference on security




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    Notes from the RSA Conference on security

    By Michael Lasky

    Long gone are the days when PC security mostly meant installing anti-virus software and keeping it updated. Today, the digital assault on our money and privacy is expanding and changing at a truly mind-boggling pace.

    The full text of this column is posted at WindowsSecrets.com/top-story/notes-from-the-rsa-conference-on-security]/ (free content, opens in a new window/tab).

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    I've been a subscriber for years and a Windows user since v1 was bundled with Aldus Pagemaker and this is the first time I've felt compelled to respond to one of the stories in this newsletter. This story is good for the information it contains however it loses all credibility by citing RSA. Since RSA sold out to the NSA I wouldn't trust them if they told me the sun rises in the east!

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    In your article, You wrote: "Blue Coat's advice is simple: avoid clicking ads on your mobile device. Consider blocking Web ads altogether."

    I already avoid clicking ads like the plague. To me, that's a no-brainer, but "blocking Web ads altogether" is a different matter entirely. Android devices come with a stock Web browser, but I use the Chrome mobile browser and Google isn't real big on "blocking Web ads altogether." There's an option to block popups, but that doesn't stop some advertising from getting through. I'd be extremely interested in how one goes about "blocking Web ads entirely."

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    Just wondering when Microsoft is going to take care of the Crypto nasty ?

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    I too want to know why the crypto nasty is still alive. More critical still, what in the name of all that's holy do the Microsofts and Googles think they are up to? If Apple can do a pretty good job, why not the rest ? Must be sloppy work!

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    In relation to the Crypto Nasty there is at least someone working on this NASTY !

    http://www.foolishit.com/vb6-projects/cryptoprevent/

    Why isn't Microsoft ?

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    Any advice on securing mobile devices, particularly Android smartphones, without killing the battery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbailey18 View Post
    In relation to the Crypto Nasty there is at least someone working on this NASTY !

    http://www.foolishit.com/vb6-projects/cryptoprevent/

    Why isn't Microsoft ?
    Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat, and has done for six months (First detected on: Sep 10, 2013. This entry was first published on: Sep 10, 2013.)

    Bruce

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    Anybody tried AdBlock Plus for Android? Seems like that could solve a lot of problems! I didn't even look to see if NoScript is available.

    Good article BTW Michael!

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