[LINK] Stay Smart Online Alert Service

Noel Butler noel.butler at ausics.net
Tue Mar 22 21:56:28 AEDT 2011

On Tue, 2011-03-22 at 17:32 +1100, Rick Welykochy wrote:

> Kim Holburn wrote:
> >> which if not fixed could result in your computer being attacked by criminals.
> The above wording appears on every alert I have seen from that rather
> insipid service. It cries wolf with the same lame tune in each alert.
> Their message gets old and boring really fast.
> > you computer is most likely constantly being attacked by criminals.  What fixing these bug_s_ does is it stops the attack being successful.
> Quite true.
> I don't know how effective or useful the "Stay Smart Online Alert Service"
> is for the uninitiated, but I find [SECURITY] [DSA] much more useful,
> i.e.

Isn't the SSOA list, just a list for dummies? They have no hope in hell
of replacing the real CERT lists, but I agree their wording is false and

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