| > Yes, and most of them bypass file restrictions.
| > That's part of what makes them exploits.
| No, that's what makes them privelige escalation exploits as opposed to
| other kinds of exploits which allow only user mode access.
I've noticed that you're very fond of these pointless
geek arguments over terms. You've just restated
what I said, with no useful clarification. Exploits
exploit vulnerabilities, no? And many of them are
not stopped by file restrictions. That's all I'm saying.
you add nothing by splitting hairs.
| > If you
| > want to wear a helmet to take a walk that's up
| > to you. It may make you a bit safer. Before you
| > tell other people to wear a helmet you need to
| > know what you're talking about.
| He does, and after reading some of what you write below I'd say he
| knows more than you do about malware. I'm not sure though, because he
| and I haven't discussed malware very much.
He may very well know more about the corporate
party line that he's speaking for. I've never had any
malware problems and you haven't qualified your
criticism in any way, so I don't know what your point
is. What I wrote below is just a list of the basic
security threats online. You can research it for yourself.
Acrobat are two of the most common security
problems. Even then, it generally involves script.
| > I always run with no restrictions. I haven't used
| > AV for years. I wouldn't touch things like MalwareBytes.
| > I've never had malware. Why? Because I avoid enabling
| > installed, I don't install anything from Adobe, and I
| > don't have Java installed. Nearly all malware from
| > exploits Flash or Acrobat Reader plugins. Much of it
| > exploits MS Office programs.
| > There's no reason for using Adobe products or MS
| > Office, with the exception that some might have to use
| > MS Office for work. Even then, you can be careful
| > about MSO file extensions. You don't have to cripple
| > the system to do that. Just be careful.
| > lackey mode with file restrictions, then you're walking
| > around with a helmet while staring at your cellphone:
| > You'll almost certainly be run over sooner or later. In
| > the meantime you're saddled with that uncomfortable
| > helmet.