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Old 10-09-2014, 04:30 PM   #61
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One thing to be careful about. If you enable Find My iPhone on an iPhone running iOS7 or later, you have to be absolutely sure of your Apple ID login and password.

If for some reason you can't unlock your phone because it's not accepting your pass code, you'll be unable to reset the phone to factory without that Apple ID.
While that is true... you cannot log onto "Find My iPhone" to wipe your phone without your apple id and password.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:47 PM   #62
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I have used PC's, Mac's, and Linux, I find all are fine for various reasons, if you are into the Apple world, then a Mac will integrate more easily.
I have had to throw away perfectly good PC's because they got too old, but still worked fine, I don't know what people are doing but I have no issues.
I built my own 6 core machine nearly 2 yrs ago, and put Linux on it, and have never looked back, although I did have to use my old win machine to run skype for about one year until it updated for Linux.
Linux and the Mac are similar (both based on Unix type OS underneath).
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She goes to the Apple store and has to wait two hours for help because the place was buzzing with shoppers.

They fix her phone.
Go right to the service desk. They treat customers different than prospects. And it is very convenient too.
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Apple vs Windows PC

The last time we needed service at the Apple Store, we scheduled the appointment online for a time slot. We went to the store at the reserved time and were taken care of shortly thereafter. Very convenient. Once, DW and SIL brought their phones, iPads, computers in and the Genius Bar people synced everything up and answered all of their questions. Saved me a lot of grief.


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Maybe it's just me but on Win 7 I've just found it much more convenient to run from Admin mode. Haven't had any problems yet over 4 years with Win 7.
That along the same logic as not wearing your seatbelt because you have never been in an accident. More convenient is the source of the problem.

Running as admin is the number one source for malware infections. Nobody "hacks" your computer, you invite them in when running as admin. All of those big hacks at target, homedepot etc were all basically inside jobs, Someone running with admin rights downloaded or opened something and that's all it takes. Running with admin will allow malware to get around your AV software.

almost all the windows PCs I clean up are because the user was running as admin and infected themselves.

Other issues are because people modify/change/delete something without realizing and destroy the OS, all because they were admin.

Sorry for the rant but the admin thing is one my pet peeves
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That along the same logic as not wearing your seatbelt because you have never been in an accident. More convenient is the source of the problem.

Running as admin is the number one source for malware infections. Nobody "hacks" your computer, you invite them in when running as admin. All of those big hacks at target, homedepot etc were all basically inside jobs, Someone running with admin rights downloaded or opened something and that's all it takes. Running with admin will allow malware to get around your AV software.

almost all the windows PCs I clean up are because the user was running as admin and infected themselves.

Other issues are because people modify/change/delete something without realizing and destroy the OS, all because they were admin.

Sorry for the rant but the admin thing is one my pet peeves
How does BlackPOS get deployed on the targeted machine?
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Why Mac vs Windows - with all those old computers, they'd probably run Linux very well. Probably less virus issues than even the near-zero level of serious issues on the mac.
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Linux and the Mac are similar (both based on Unix type OS underneath).
Except Linux doesn't have a giant totalitarian type company in charge of it. IMO.
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How does BlackPOS get deployed on the targeted machine?
If I knew that it would probably make me a lot of money

What seems to be the source for TARGET was an HVAC vendor ( of all things )
that had remote admin access to do maintenance on their HVAC control software. Once they had access to his credential they uploaded their malware and it wormed its way through Targets network.

Target Hackers Broke in Via HVAC Company — Krebs on Security
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If I knew that it would probably make me a lot of money

What seems to be the source for TARGET was an HVAC vendor ( of all things )
that had remote admin access to do maintenance on their HVAC control software. Once they had access to his credential they uploaded their malware and it wormed its way through Targets network.

Target Hackers Broke in Via HVAC Company — Krebs on Security
If remote admin is permitted, and pass is weak, then that is the likely vector, I think. Remote admin is possible even in non-privileged role. I believe. The solution is much more than just having all users in non-admin roles, do you agree?
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