Only too glad to help cholla, hopefully Imanaged to emphasize on proactivity in a way that makes users stop and think.
In an environment where the IT security landscape rapidly changes and the map never matches the terrain anymore, proactivity is a must.
Failing to see that means you accept to be vulnerable and always behind schedule because when the patch is released, the score has already been made by the hackers.
I am sad to bring prophecy of doom so to speak, but the future dawning in the horizon is anything but bright.
Today, a new breed of hackers are on a quick rise, these are far more resourceful and so even more dangerous than the old as they have convinced governments and made their hacking legal. I am talking about two distinct actors here.
1. Companies in general and not only Microsoft and what is worse, you are actually going to pay them up front to let them in! *
2. Governments **
Needless to say, we are not going to get patches for these, from a personal perspective, security holes and it is time we start fighting back to regain control of what is undeniably our own PC.
The rigid, but sturdy last line in a Cisco access list, 'Deny Any Any' serves as a good starting point for regaining your right to be judge and jury on your own PC. It will require some additional learning, but considering what we are up against, we better...
This battle is one we simply can not win if we fight only on this front and so it must, for now, be considered a temporary workaround while we fight the larger, main battle verbally against politicians in our countries.
This part of the battle is essential though as it will continue even after our voice is heard by the politicians for the same reason. Whoever gains control of it, effectively controls the world and greed will make sure someone will always be trying
- I am in shock, no less, to see that England now has a law which in reality are denying citizens the right to back up their own PCÂ because there can be copyrighted material and you must have the copyright holders accept to lawfully do so. It will most probably be changed to grant individuals the right, but it does not matter as it goes to show just how far governments are willing to go to let large corporations "protect their investments".
To spit it out in clear words, the rights as an individual to personal security was thrown overboard in the name of greed. Congratulations England, you made a 'home run' to the hall of shame, how impressive!
** The Edward Snowden case showcased in all clarity that it is perfectly ok for a government to spy on the entire population. Caught with their pants down, but no apology, no way! Snowden is charged solely as a traitor when in reality, the only treachery in sight is that of the U.S. government towards its own population.
911 caused an entire population to wave goodbye to individual rights and while each and every European government today seem to be looking at the U.S. achievement in envy, the rest of us only saw the lights go out and the 'home run' for the terrorists victory the way they handled it really was. Howdeeply saddening