Actually Jim, my users can open any attachment that they receive. I have no problem with them doing it. You are correct on one point, f500 and govt agencies are very vulnerable because of their profile. However the only ones that are victimized are the ones that allow themself to be victimized. When a company decides to be reactive instead of proactive, that is when trouble comes calling. I realize that this is a real estate forum and I appologize for this rant, but viruses can cause real problems. Jim, I appreciate your concern for my company, however, I think that we will be just fine.
Greetings to your SO…I, myself am a CIO of a fortune 500 company as well as real estate developer in my spare time. While I have no doubt as to JP and Jeanne ability to defend themselves, I think that you might have stepped over the line. Now I understand your need to speak and hear yourself ‘rant,’ but next time you might speak to things that you have actual knowldedge. JP was doing nothing but letting people know of a credible threat; a very dangerous one at that. She was also providing extremely sound advice to those that might be in danger of it. Now, JP being a trial lawyer and investor might not have the experience to make such a statement as Norton being the best. However, I have used all the corporate antivirus packages, inclding the one you have suggested. If you do not want to hear it from her, hear it from me, from someone who has used them: Norton is tops. In the years that I have used Norton’s, any of my companys’ have yet to be infected by any virus. The only connection I have to Norton is one satisfied customer. JP, I will go ahead and say it, “Thank You.”
Re: Pick on someone your own size… - Posted by Jim Fox
Posted by Jim Fox on January 28, 2004 at 06:39:38:
You obviously have no idea what you are talking about. Hackers love people like you… bury your head in the sand so you can’t see the problem.
Industry statistics show that nearly all F500 companies and most government agencies/departments are victimized repeatedly by viruses on a near daily basis.
Your assertion that yours never has is, therefore, BS. I’ll bet the next bit of BS out of your mouth is that no one in your company has ever opened an email attachment (for almost all viruses, they only way they can cause harm). Yeah, right!