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In article <DXlhk.10274$g35.7434@kovat.provo.novell.com>,
eacole@gmail.com says...
> For hospital IS week next month, I'm writing a brochure on practicing
> safe computing. I've written sections on spam, phishing, social
> hacking/engineering and 419 scams. What else should I cover, that I can
> do 2 to 3 paragraphs on?
>
> The theory is that if we get them into using good habits at home, we're
> less likely to have problems with them at work. Will it work? I don't
> know. But it is at least worth a try.
>
> Beth
>


WARNING:

This is a joke:

cover the computer with a condom?

(safe computing)
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KittyNoLegs wrote:
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> This is a joke:
>
> cover the computer with a condom?
>
> (safe computing)


Cuts off air flow... not a good thing.

Kathryn Carruthers
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Doug Black <""dougd otb lack\"@osumc .edu"> wrote in news:ownhk.10329
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>
> AntiVir generates periodic popups touting the premium version, but it's
> trivially easy to block them.
>
> http://www.free-av.com/
>


I second this as I personally find AVG 8 to be a scourge of the internet.
Actually I have never ever liked AVG because of pay vs free detections.
(This may have been in the past, but once burned...)
I like, and use Avast as a replacement.

Please add in Superantispyware.com, and Haute Secure under optional, but if
they use open DNS, then I am not so sure it is of much benefit.
I really like how Haute Secure keeps telling me that things have been
blocked when I facebook or click links from blogs.

Felton, this could be an item for the DVD, IMHO.
I found out about it on the GRC.com forums.
http://hautesecure.com/


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Patrick Farrell <pfarrell@packereng.com> wrote in
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> Lysol spray for the keyboards because keyboards have more germs than a
> toilet seat and you can spread nasty things around a hospital such as
> mrsa.
>


You have never worked on the Lanier VoiceWriter Handsets in Pathology.
Gee, I wonder why the record button sticks?
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I havent heard of Superantispyware.com free, how much experience have you
had with this one? As far as http://hautesecure.com/, it is just a site
blocker per computer? I think I would perfer opendns because it doesnt
require any software (that users can disable). Let me know more about these
2 as I am oblivious to both.

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> Doug Black <""dougd otb lack\"@osumc .edu"> wrote in news:ownhk.10329
> $g35.4806@kovat.provo.novell.com:
>
>>
>> AntiVir generates periodic popups touting the premium version, but it's
>> trivially easy to block them.
>>
>> http://www.free-av.com/
>>

>
> I second this as I personally find AVG 8 to be a scourge of the internet.
> Actually I have never ever liked AVG because of pay vs free detections.
> (This may have been in the past, but once burned...)
> I like, and use Avast as a replacement.
>
> Please add in Superantispyware.com, and Haute Secure under optional, but
> if
> they use open DNS, then I am not so sure it is of much benefit.
> I really like how Haute Secure keeps telling me that things have been
> blocked when I facebook or click links from blogs.
>
> Felton, this could be an item for the DVD, IMHO.
> I found out about it on the GRC.com forums.
> http://hautesecure.com/
>
>
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> Ciao, Dave



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"Keith V. Klenke" <abendorg@gmail.com> wrote in
news:eB%hk.11188$g35.5898@kovat.provo.novell.com:

> I havent heard of Superantispyware.com free, how much experience have
> you had with this one? As far as http://hautesecure.com/, it is just a
> site blocker per computer? I think I would perfer opendns because it
> doesnt require any software (that users can disable). Let me know more
> about these 2 as I am oblivious to both.


Superantispyware was recommended to me by GRC.com News groups. I have used
it and have had friends find it and clean up infections. It never found
anything on my PC that I didn't know was already there' Logmein.com and
UltraVNC, hehe.

As far as Hautesecure goes, yes it is a per PC protection, but it does a
good job. I agree that opendns is a good alternative, but are they going
to change their settings or use a plugin app?

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Opendns.com change their settings? Its all run by the dns server, & the
account you setup, so you can change the settings all you want as the
account holder. I don't think they will have a plugin for the browsers as it
is all done via DNS, so unless the user changes their dns server to
something that doesnt use an opendns forwarder, then they should be covered.

Ill get Superantispyware & Hautesecure added to that doc, then post a new
(somewhat cleaned up) version

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"Dave Taylor" <daveytay@nospamplshotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Keith V. Klenke" <abendorg@gmail.com> wrote in
> news:eB%hk.11188$g35.5898@kovat.provo.novell.com:
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>> I havent heard of Superantispyware.com free, how much experience have
>> you had with this one? As far as http://hautesecure.com/, it is just a
>> site blocker per computer? I think I would perfer opendns because it
>> doesnt require any software (that users can disable). Let me know more
>> about these 2 as I am oblivious to both.

>
> Superantispyware was recommended to me by GRC.com News groups. I have
> used
> it and have had friends find it and clean up infections. It never found
> anything on my PC that I didn't know was already there' Logmein.com and
> UltraVNC, hehe.
>
> As far as Hautesecure goes, yes it is a per PC protection, but it does a
> good job. I agree that opendns is a good alternative, but are they going
> to change their settings or use a plugin app?
>
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> Ciao, Dave



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"Keith V. Klenke" <abendorg@gmail.com> wrote in
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> Opendns.com change their settings? Its all run by the dns server, &
> the account you setup, so you can change the settings all you want as
> the account holder. I don't think they will have a plugin for the
> browsers as it is all done via DNS, so unless the user changes their
> dns server to something that doesnt use an opendns forwarder, then
> they should be covered.
>
> Ill get Superantispyware & Hautesecure added to that doc, then post a
> new (somewhat cleaned up) version


I was refering to the end user not wanting to mess around with tcp/ip
settings, and how some might prefer to run an application.
Hautesecure has blocked many ad referal pages on my pc so far. It wants a
captcha when you want to override it.
I agree Open DNS is a better over all solution for most people.

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Use them both, that should really torment the kiddies. "YAY I CAN FINALLY
SURF MYSPACE, I ROUTED THE BLOCKER, huh? wha? ITS STILL BLOCKED BY SOMETHING
ELSE???" 🙂


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"Dave Taylor" <daveytay@nospamplshotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Keith V. Klenke" <abendorg@gmail.com> wrote in
> news:ZMIlk.14240$g35.8385@kovat.provo.novell.com:
>
>> Opendns.com change their settings? Its all run by the dns server, &
>> the account you setup, so you can change the settings all you want as
>> the account holder. I don't think they will have a plugin for the
>> browsers as it is all done via DNS, so unless the user changes their
>> dns server to something that doesnt use an opendns forwarder, then
>> they should be covered.
>>
>> Ill get Superantispyware & Hautesecure added to that doc, then post a
>> new (somewhat cleaned up) version

>
> I was refering to the end user not wanting to mess around with tcp/ip
> settings, and how some might prefer to run an application.
> Hautesecure has blocked many ad referal pages on my pc so far. It wants a
> captcha when you want to override it.
> I agree Open DNS is a better over all solution for most people.
>
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> Ciao, Dave



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"Keith V. Klenke" <abendorg@gmail.com> wrote in
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> Use them both, that should really torment the kiddies. "YAY I CAN
> FINALLY SURF MYSPACE, I ROUTED THE BLOCKER, huh? wha? ITS STILL
> BLOCKED BY SOMETHING ELSE???" 🙂
>


Haha, I don't have kids, but I hear stories of the little hackers from the
schools I go to, from the admins of their lans.

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