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Use only reputable applications. Not open source.

By Scorry_17 ·
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Todays morning I start with Brian Posey's article "10 best practices for Windows security".
(http://i.techrepublic.com.com/downloads/Gilbert/adl_10_windows_security.pdf)
This article made my day. Seriously.
Just a quote:
"2: Use only reputable applications.
Given the current economic climate, it might be tempting to use freeware, deeply discounted, or open source applications. While I will be the first to admit that I use a handful of such applications in my own organization, it is critically important to do a little bit of research before adopting such an application. Some free or low cost applications are designed to serve ads to users; others are designed to steal personal information from users or track their Internet browsing habits."

Owww. Open source in one heap with freeware and deeply discounted. And! -- while "... free or low cost applications are designed to serve ads to users ..." -- than open source do all other things? "... designed to steal personal information from users or track their Internet browsing habits..."?

Perfect brilliance, as for me.
No kidding.
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Hmmm not the first TR author

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Use only reputable applic ...

to post misleading crap under the guise of their supposed expertise.
Hope that he turns up in response to your post, though th the last few who have done similar garbage have been wholly unable to back it up against knowledgeable opposition, which I dont believe is this guys target audience...

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So does this also apply to

by OH Smeg In reply to Use only reputable applic ...

M$ Open Source Products or Software?

I'm interested honest.

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