“From September to October 2012, the effectiveness of Security Essentials at spotting zero-day malware attacks - catching unknown viruses that are new in the wild - dropped from 69% to 64%. The industry average is 89%.
For detecting malware that’s been discovered in the past few months, Security Essentials scored a 90% detection rate, which is still well below the 97% average for the industry. That’s just bad no matter how you slice it. As a result, AV-Test has withdrawn its certification for MSE.”
I’ve thought of setting up a security awareness campaign and part of the program is to send out phishing email to our users and see who will surrender his/her credential. Not knowing that there is such service like PhishMe.
This is also my philosophy:
“Readability should be a feature. Code should be simple and terse, but clear. Value clarity over cleverness. When I’m writing code, I try to consider how quickly another developer will be able to understand it at first glance. Alternately, will I be able to understand it when I come back to it in two months? The less time I waste trying to figure out how things work, the more there will be for getting things done.”
Recently we have a case that a user fails to use his flash drive on our system. The drive is a Cruzer USB 2.0 64GB memory stick and it is not recognisible on our PC. After some troubleshooting, we have the following findings,
- It doesn’t work with ICH6 based, USB 2.0 port
- OK on USB 3.0 port
- OK on USB 2.0 port on a AMD based PC
- If format the drive in NTFS, it works with all systems!
It seems the default fat32 format has problem with ICH6 chipset. Even more strange is that my colleague found a fat32 formatting tool that formats the drive in fat32 format that is recognisable by all systems!
The PC world is intriguing, right?