Hacker Turned Security Expert Says Ain’t Nothin’ You Can Do

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I don’t even know of a way right now, with the various types of attacks, how to explain to my mom what not to click on and what not to do because just through the normal browsing attacks are going to be coming at her. It’s so low-level and behind the scenes. You just happen to click on a news link and a flash link off to the side that you’re not even interacting with compromises you. The potential of educating users is going away quickly. It means we have to be better as technology people and security companies at preventing these things.

–Marc Maiffret (Read the whole interview here)

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One Response to “Hacker Turned Security Expert Says Ain’t Nothin’ You Can Do”

  1. Nelson Blaha Says:

    I disagree. Yeah, I’m one of those linux people. I believe that given ubuntu and firefox, a novice user can safely use the internet. A click on the wrong thing isn’t enough to compromise the whole system, as long as the user is instructed to be wary of entering the root password, and firefox’s anti-phishing notifications have come a long, long way.

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