Microsoft: U.S. Internet users not good with cyber security

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Microsoft: U.S. Internet users not good with cyber security.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/10/kFBQtR.jpg[/newsimage]Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group posted the results of an international study into online security this week, and they aren't pretty. Using its specially-designed, 100-point Microsoft Computing Safety Index to rate global computer users, the company found five countries with failing scores.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-u-s-internet-users-not-good-with-cyber-security-53847/](http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-u-s-internet-users-not-good-with-cyber-security-53847/)


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I find it a little ironic that MS should bash its users or should I say blame it’s users for the many security flaws in its own browser. They should come out and say that people should use Google Chrome as part of a more secure internet.
I find this whole article to be very self serving to MS also, probably in the next OS they will force install MSE.


#3

I went ahead & followed the links to take the MS survey. I did 67 which said I need to take it up a notch .
Some of the questions I left unchecked because they didn’t apply to my OS or devices.
I think these counted against me on the points. Also I don’t think the survey liked if automatic updates are turned off.
So IMO not a fair or good survey. At least not for me.


#4

I scored 69, I don’t use security software on my mobile device, nor do I educate myself on protecting my online reputation, or use a service to protect it… I don’t feel I need the latter 2, but the software on my mobile device might not be a bad idea.
I question the need for me to use a vpn since I don’t use networking over the internet, how is it going to make me more secure?


#5

Hmmm… the links aren’t valid here so presumably this survey isn’t available to UK customers.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#6

Try this link Wombler :
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9786846
The one on the club.myce news page didn’t work for me either.


#7

Oh yeah, sure we are…Here’s Proof!!!


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[QUOTE=cholla;2609529]Try this link Wombler :
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9786846
The one on the club.myce news page didn’t work for me either.[/QUOTE]

Thanks cholla.

I scored 69 here but as several people have said I left a lot of blanks as a lot of the things mentioned didn’t apply to my own circumstances.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#9

Scored 81, but some questions are pretty lame and more for consumers.


#10

The headline should really read:

U.S. Internet users: Microsoft not good with cyber security

And that’s the understatement of the century!