[ngw] Google and Mcafee
randygrein at comcast.net
Thu Apr 22 03:36:39 UTC 2010
Greg, you echo my thoughts exactly. Which unfortunately means you are
a Cassandra and will be ignored as irrelevant, foolish and 'lacking in
understanding of business matters'. That you're spot on seems to have
On Apr 21, 2010, at 5:19 PM, Gregg A. Hinchman wrote:
> I thought these were both interesting.
> First -Google and its continue non-protection of privacy.
> My opinion:
> I am not a fan of the 'cloud' mentality because no one can protect a
> companies -let alone a persons data as well as the individual person
> or corporation -because they have 'skin' in the game. And then
> there is the 'connection' issue. When an organization jumps on the
> path to 'cloud' all data so they can eliminate IT -or much of it-
> they forget that in an outage of the Internet -they have lost all
> communication both to the outside world and between their own
> employees. Now I know my opinion will sound like its old fashion
> but let me ask -have we ever had internet outages? Or, complete air
> traffic outages? Thinking the unthinkable seems to be what takes
> place more often then not these days. Consider back a few years
> when the Internet DNS servers had a 'hack' built into them that
> would have easily exposed us all. Or now - http://news.techworld.com/security/3218219/domain-registrars-lagging-behind-over-dnssec-security/?olo=rss
> Second -Mcafee -can you say 'Ooops!'
> Limited Opinion here: You need AV but yet a company should do better
> testing before releasing. You cannot tell me this could not have
> been caught in the lab long before release.
> Just two interesting events.
> Take Care.
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