posted by Tom Harper @ 3:06 PM
Now you’re in my backyard! We got enough Russians, and Chinese as well as professionally organized gangs and snot nosed kids who have no dates Saturday night all into this. The question is “Whose responsibility is it to protect us” The Government? Holy Grover Nordquist! The Government does a wonderful job with the cops and the military in protecting us but if you leave your front, back doors, and windows open/unlocked and get ripped off - don’t come crying to them (actually they still DO and can get compensated).Everybody from Target to PF Chang, will apologize, hire consultants (to do what their own people were silenced for telling them what to do for years), go through some motions then go back to business as usual, then cutting the maintenance for those improvements so that upper management can earn higher bonuses.So whose Job is it? Should everybody buy from Norton or McAfee and call it a day? If they did things would be a little better now but it doesn’t stop somebody from diving into your unprotected dumpster and getting what they need to know.The Government? HAH! That means regulations to force you to actually take some responsibility and protect yourself first (and since there are no laws to force you to proverbially or literally lock your doors or windows) forget anything happening on that front. The Corporations? Perhaps if the Hackers could do us a favor and post the search engine results for every right wing CEO that’s looks at kiddie porn, they’ll just do the bare minimum. The Tech companies like HP, Microsoft, Apple, Google, and others do a good job with protection because DUH! These are the smart guys, and if they keep getting hacked then why should we trust them and use their products? Ebay and Visa also have good reputations - they have a corporate culture that they try to involve all their employees in. I think the rest are holding out for a law limiting their liability if your card gets hacked, or a government clearing office they can go to and get reimbursed for their losses.In the meantime: Stay off line and pay in Cash!Yeah I know........Erik
Great cartoon, and great comment!
Erik: Very good points. Having an anti-virus program is like locking your doors. It'll keep out some hackers but it's not foolproof. Burglars can still break into a locked house and hackers can hack into a computer that has all the anti-virus anti-spyware bells and whistles.Who knows, it might come to the point where staying offline and paying cash is the only way to not have your identity stolen.Snave: Thanks.
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