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#1 Posted on 2.2.06 1916.29
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I see the Department of Homeland Security's Threat Advisory Level has been replaced with with Symantec's ThreatCon, which tells the level of current internet security risks. Any reason for that?

I like it. It's more likely to change (we've been at Threat Advisory Yellow since August), and truthfully, more likely to affect my day-to-day life.
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#2 Posted on 3.2.06 1038.40
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Hmmmm....interesting change. I found this at www.symantec.com....

    Originally posted on Symantec's website
    ThreatCon Level 1
    Low : Basic network posture
    This condition applies when there is no discernible network incident activity and no malicious code activity with a moderate or severe risk rating. Under these conditions, only a routine security posture, designed to defeat normal network threats, is warranted. Automated systems and alerting mechanisms should be used.


I think it's a great idea. I may put something like that on my site, as well.

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#3 Posted on 3.2.06 1157.18
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Then how come we're at level one? I hear every newsreader in the world talking about some virus that will kill us all (hopefully NAV's got it covered or I am screwed).
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#4 Posted on 3.2.06 1327.55
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Empty hype.
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#5 Posted on 3.2.06 1608.15
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Like most of the news.
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#7 Posted on 4.2.06 1603.36
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    Originally posted by AWArulz
    Then how come we're at level one? I hear every newsreader in the world talking about some virus that will kill us all (hopefully NAV's got it covered or I am screwed).
The last virus scare I heard was one that would delete every Word, and Excel file on ones hard drive or something like that.

Check this out for further details: http://libweb.syr.edu/thescoop/archives/000115.html

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#8 Posted on 4.2.06 1811.14
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    Originally posted by Oliver
      Originally posted by AWArulz
      Then how come we're at level one? I hear every newsreader in the world talking about some virus that will kill us all (hopefully NAV's got it covered or I am screwed).
    The last virus scare I heard was one that would delete every Word, and Excel file on ones hard drive or something like that.

    Check this out for further details: http://libweb.syr.edu/thescoop/archives/000115.html




This is actually the one I was hearing about

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/02/04/BUGG4H2KKP1.DTL
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