01-22-2013 09:51 PM
01-23-2013 06:31 AM
... Now they are beginning to pick on Apple. ...
..with very little success, apart from the Flashback attack which was a flaw in Java and immediately fixed with a patch update. Even though OSX, Linux and QNX are inherently safe, third party services like Flash and Java, and malicious apps are still a way in. I would hope that if there was a vulnerability in (say) Flash, that RIM would issue a patch as fast as Apple did with the Flashback.
Lastly, If I had opened the email I got from the xxxxx bank yesterday in my Playbook it would have rendered me open to losing all my money. Nothing will protect against that apart from education. Fortunately I don't have an account with them, and I would never click on such a link anyway.
I would say with Playbook and Apple I am safe provided I never fall for these phishing scams.
Windoze - now there's a different story, and the most advanced security feature they added (account control) is the first one that people turn off!
01-23-2013 12:54 PM
Glad I've purchased BB.
I have been using PC and a laptop for many years, and by now I am tired, like everyone else is, of protecting them with this program or/patch and that antivirus, firewall etc against many different but constant attacks.
01-23-2013 01:23 PM
I posted some good info here