moderated Re: IE being removed from Win 10 20H2 and later, effective June 15th 2022


On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 05:08 PM, Jaffar Sidek wrote:
Were you personally having Ransomeware attacks?
Also, and there's no debate about this, Windows Security does a much better job of protecting Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 computers than Microsoft Security Essentials ever did.

Windows 10 is significantly more secure, from a design perspective.  And anyone can find many, many, many articles about security improvements in Windows 10 written by specialists in the field.

But, as you've said, and I've said, improved or better does not mean invincible.  And most attacks are the direct result of user action.  It's the very rare vector that makes it way on to a system "uninvited" these days, if modern security suites are in use.  Note that very rare is just that, very rare.  It doesn't mean that no such vectors exist.

I've posted it before, but it bears repeating.  Quietman7, a security expert who is an active contributor on Bleeping Computer, has written extensively on what you (any you) need to do to develop safe interaction habits with cyberspace.  The following four are, in my opinion, must-reads:

·         Users Themselves Are The Most Substantial Weakness In The Security Chain  (just that single message)

·         What you must understand regarding computer security  (also just this single message)

·         Best Practices for Safe Computing

·         Reflections on Antivirus/Antimalware Testing & Comparisons

I don't even come close to following each and every practice in that Best Practices for Safe Computing list.  But I'd say if you follow even half of them you're going to be worlds ahead of your average computer user.


Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide

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