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1-21-2010 @ 7:37PM
I feel like I shouldn't have to be saying this, but there are and will be zero-day vulnerabilities in browsers, operating systems, etc that allow remote code execution. The current IE issue is severe enough that Microsoft released an out of cycle patch (See Microsoft MS10-002 http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS10-002.mspx)And yes, I know you can improve your odds by using a different browser, but then you have to look at the zero-day exploits in Flash player, the cross-site scripting bugs that have popped up in pretty much every browser, etc.The only secure computer on the internet is one that is not connected to the internet.Mac users (including myself) are lower priority targets only because there are fewer of us; not because the OS is inherently more secure. As soon as it becomes financially viable, OS X will be targeted too. Same for the other *NIX users.Basic account security should include getting an authenticator. Blizzard cannot start shipping them in game boxes soon enough.
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