The use of different and complex passwords is the min that needs to be done for safe work in the NETWORK (although it is very annoying, but where to go).
P.S. Checking Dr.Web CureIt! never hurts, especially if not installed (reliable :) antivirus [GREEN]
Malware attachments cannot be blocked in the U.K. because of zero hour contract work. This is agency work and you work to a contract which may end suddenly. Your payslip will be sent by e-mail and you never know which company is sending you the confirmation payslip or what format they may use ( pdf ) or ( Microsoft office ). Some may send you a link and demand that you log onto that website to download your latest payslip. You must keep track of your payslips or the agencies may short-change you or simply conveniently forget to pay you. Agency work zero hour contract work is now big business in the U.K. exploitation. They exist in all types of work in the U.K. from nurses and so on. You do not have a choice but to check those links or attachments in e-mails if you do not you may lose your money.
I use a personalised e-mail system and use Dr Web on a Linux desktop which scans the e-mails and then passes them on to smb: for the Windows workstations they then get scanned again on the Windows side by a different brand of virus scanner a double-check. stupid virus writers can make a hard life even harder so you have to be careful. Unfortunately because of my domain name i receive quite a lot of malware.
Security is not easy. I have a permanent Internet connection I used to be with virgin media, I then switch to another company who are famous for being hacked by a child who attempted to blackmail them. Because their customers deserted them over such a ridiculous hack they offered me good terms a good contract. My computers are permanently connected to the Internet. I understand my Windows workstations and their two-way firewalls. With the Linux desktop I cross my fingers and look at log files and hope for the best. I have passwords for so many things that I cannot remember the passwords, so I write them down and where do I put them? on my computer. They should be put into an encryptor which also requires a password. My head is exploding with passwords I even needed a password to post this. I have passwords unencrypted in my computer. Security security is all well and good but you have to work and your eyes are tired and you cannot continuously read about security. Is not Dr Web meant to be looking after my security? :-)) [pigsy]Comments: 11