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    Re: Good reason to install antivirus now!

    Quote Originally Posted by SeijiSensei View Post
    I'd be a bit skeptical of the opinions of the bank's staff. First, their job is to protect the bank from any type of litigation so their primary responsibility is to put the blame for any problems on you. Heartbleed shows that there certainly is "threat all the time," but to be honest I trust my PCs more than I trust most corporate systems. The last couple of days have seen a number of comments from companies like Cisco and Juniper that some of their products may be affected by Heartbleed. I can fix my own machines, but how can I know that the products on the other end of the connection are secure? And what kind of time frame are we talking about when it comes to overhauling proprietary systems on large corporate networks?
    ^This. I completely agree with you. I couldn't say it better. I just learned about the Heartbleed bug on OpenSSL. The infrastructure implied in most bank's servers makes hard to see (or trust) they'll fix the issue, assuming they run a Linux-based server....

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    Re: Good reason to install antivirus now!

    Actually, as I said, I'm more concerned about proprietary appliances that use the OpenSSL code. There aren't many banks using Linux, if any. Cisco routers are ubiquitous.
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    Re: Good reason to install antivirus now!

    Quote Originally Posted by SeijiSensei View Post
    ...Cisco routers are ubiquitous.
    Long list of affected products in this Cisco advisory: http://tools.cisco.com/security/cent...409-heartbleed.

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    Re: Good reason to install antivirus now!

    Quote Originally Posted by silex89 View Post

    The same applies for an "ultrasecured" Windows system or some Apple system in the software perspective...
    I'm testing SpyWareBlaster's, SpybotS&D's, and ASC7's immunizations on an XP machine with BitDefender Free to see how they stand up over time.
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    Re: Good reason to install antivirus now!

    Quote Originally Posted by stalkingwolf View Post
    There are viruses out there that can effect penguin systems
    Do not think so 'pal'(thus between qm) !!!

    simply paranoid...or...fud...who knows?

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    Re: Good reason to install antivirus now!

    I use anti virus on Linux is not just to scan Linux virus but Windows virus since I copy a lot of files to Widows installed computer and also my notebook is connected to the company's network. You cannot be sure if a Windows virus is lurking in your Linux computer waiting to pounce on a Windows PC.

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    Re: Good reason to install antivirus now!

    Quote Originally Posted by Khakilang View Post
    I use anti virus on Linux is not just to scan Linux virus but Windows virus since I copy a lot of files to Widows installed computer and also my notebook is connected to the company's network. You cannot be sure if a Windows virus is lurking in your Linux computer waiting to pounce on a Windows PC.
    +1 I also use anti virus for that same reason.

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    Re: Good reason to install antivirus now!

    You can avoid that problem by not using Windows clients, of course.
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    Re: Good reason to install antivirus now!

    Quote Originally Posted by SeijiSensei View Post
    You can avoid that problem by not using Windows clients, of course.
    Works for me™

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