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Robert Ariail

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    According to leaked internal documents from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) that Die Zeit obtained, IT experts figured out that Windows 8, the touch-screen enabled, super-duper, but sales-challenged Microsoft operating system is outright dangerous for data security. It allows Microsoft to control the computer remotely through a built-in backdoor. Keys to that backdoor are likely accessible to the NSA – and in an unintended ironic twist, perhaps even to the Chinese.

    Read more: http://www.testosteronepit.com/home/2013/8/21/leaked-german-government-warns-key-entities-not-to-use-windo.html#ixzz2cxMtjqkL

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I kinda wonder…anyone think an unexpected result of all this is that people might actually start to write letters to communicate, rather then use the internet for everything?
    It might actually help the USPS
    Just a thought…

  3. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    I wish the NSA would monitor Commonwealth Financial, which has called me 700 times in the last two years looking for Kim P———.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    NSA employees have been monitoring their significant others’ phone calls and emails. It seems strange that they would consider that their significant others would be potential terrorists.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    First, the actions go back a long way as “spooks” have always wanted to be spooky, and just look at J.Edgar Hoover if you think it’s a new problem.


    Second consideration, and reason not to use any “Windows” product, Microsoft has long made their system about the worse security sieve out there. Several iterations ago the government ordered us all NOT TO INSTALL their “upgraded system”, because it was open to hackers, like those at Microsoft looking to steal developers software!!


    While threats from all kinds of nuts have increased, MAC OS has always been more secure, and it isn’t just because “so few” use it. Never had a virus in well over a decade of use, but can’t say the same for the servers I’ve gone to that use “Macrocrash”. They die, but I’ve avoided the infection simply by using a stronger defense, called MAC.

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    There is probably some modern device now that can read a letter through an envelope.

  7. onceisenough

    onceisenough said, about 1 year ago

    Those look like donkey slippers to me….

  8. onceisenough

    onceisenough said, about 1 year ago

    Those look like donkey slippers to me….

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    “While threats from all kinds of nuts have increased, MAC OS has always been more secure, and it isn’t just because “so few” use it.”

    It has only been within the last couple of years that the Mac has obtained enough market share to make it worth while for a hacker to write code for the MAC. Even so, OS X accounts for only 7% of the PC market with Windblows accounting for 91%. With few MAC systems used as business servers, ROI on code written for hacking makes OS X a poor investment. As for OS X security, Macs got hit recently with a few viruses and Apple’s response was very slow in writing patches to close the holes in their operating system that allowed malware to gain a foothold.

  10. ed andrade

    ed andrade said, about 1 year ago

    @dtroutma, I have been using MS operating systems since Win 3.1 (and MS-DOS before that), which puts me at what… 20+ years and I have never had a virus either. It is not just about the operating system, it is also about the user.

  11. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    And Mac is better all the way around. I’ll never willingly buy M$ OS.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Ed, it also makes you the only person in the world NOT to have a problem! Do you ever turn the system on and go to the “web”?? The folks at Norton and others, like our military code writers among others, have always been busy with Gates’ systems. It also has to do with reliability, disregarding malware and viruses, just the crashes any MIcrosoft user experiences are enough to drive anyone nuts.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    @cjr53

    I always liked working with Macs, but better all around? OS X doesn’t pack the horsepower of Windblows (a power user thing that I’m only half____ at) and Apple is really pricey for what you get. By the way, that horsepower also opens Windows to vulnerablilities.

  14. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @onceisenough

    Those are donkey slippers. Kind of a cute thing to put in a cartoon!

  15. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @NotSufferingFoolsAtAll

    I know some teachers, and the ones I know are very caring. They make up for, try to make up for things the government used to supply but don’t anymore.
    So if you want to dis teachers, at least say; “some teachers don’t care about kids”
    But like the “welfare queen” that I’m sure you believe in, They are few and far between.
    Some people are wonderful, like I know an eye dr. who donates time and money helping poor kids to get vision therapy is one of them.
    Not all people are so eager to kick people whilst they are down.

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