[ngw] Google and Mcafee

Randy Grein randygrein at comcast.net
Thu Apr 22 03:38:36 UTC 2010


Oh, yes - I heard we were hit by it today as well. It's nice to be on  
sick leave, recovering nicely but still not back to work.
Randy Grein

On Apr 21, 2010, at 5:23 PM, Gregg A. Hinchman wrote:

> Dude I just sent this less than 2 mins. ago -from the otherside of  
> the world -you are fast!!
>
> Take Care.
>
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> >>>
> From:	Tim Jackson<tjackson at baltimorecountymd.gov>
> To:	ngw at ngwlist.com
> Date:	4/21/2010 8:21 PM
> Subject:	Re: [ngw] Google and Mcafee
> We were hit by the McAfee issue here. We'll see what happens when  
> all of our machines get turned on tomorrow.
>
> >>> "Gregg A. Hinchman" <Gregg at HinchmanConsulting.com> 4/21/2010  
> 8:19 PM >>>
> I thought these were both interesting.
>
> First -Google and its continue non-protection of privacy.
>
> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/7612988/Google-not-interested-in-privacy.html
>
> 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!'
>
> http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100421/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_mcafee_antivirus_flaw 
>  .
>
> 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.
>
> Gregg A. Hinchman
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>
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