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Vincent Weafer Quotes

It's designed to get people's anxieties up, ... Hoaxes spread very rapidly, using psychology to spread the information from computer to computer. It clogs up e-mail servers and e-mail boxes. [Users] are never quite sure what's secure what's not secure.
Vincent Weafer
#Information

Each company has a different view of the world, ... That's why we try to have ratings based on the virus itself.
Vincent Weafer
#Company

What we are saying is that attackers are increasingly targeting your assets and your private information,
Vincent Weafer
#Information

By enabling an infected machine to be remotely controlled, this threat opens up the user's identity and computer for potentially malicious purposes.
Vincent Weafer
#Identity

We determined that a significant amount of these were new machines that were Christmas gifts going online and not getting security patches onto them.
Vincent Weafer
#Christmas

It was designed for a different era. With threats increasingly resorting to stealth, we decided it's a greater risk to hide the directory than to open it.
Vincent Weafer
#Risk

Basically, it stores deleted files in a hidden directory. It's old technology designed for a different era, like Windows 95 and 98.
Vincent Weafer
#Technology

We've already approached the IT-ISAC, a forum of security vendors and researchers, and asked them as to whether they can help us form an open discussion. It looks like they're willing to do that.
Vincent Weafer
#Security

[When malicious code could cause serious damage, Symantec and its peers often provide information to law-enforcement agencies such as the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.] If they need an analysis done on a new threat, we'll help them, ... We provide them with intelligence that we have, but we don't chase criminals.
Vincent Weafer
#Information

It's been seen more in Europe than in the United States, but it's a worldwide event.
Vincent Weafer
#United States

It has been a nonevent. We have been tracking our consumer tech support: Less than a handful of people worldwide have called in saying they might be infected.
Vincent Weafer
#People

This first Macintosh OS X threat is an example of the continuing spread of malicious code on to other platforms.
Vincent Weafer
#Example

Setting up this option will alert users to unusual behavior because the user will be asked to confirm the sending of all files.
Vincent Weafer
#Behavior

While this particular worm is not fully functional, the source code could be easily modified by a future attacker to do damage. Macintosh users should be diligent about installing patches to their operating systems as this will prevent attacks of this type.
Vincent Weafer
#Future

From a home-user point of view, I would not panic or worry. But it's a good opportunity to go back and look at your computer practices and see if there's something that can be changed to make the computer a little safer.
Vincent Weafer
#Home

We think users can be very safe online if they take the best practices out there and just practice a bit of Internet safety.
Vincent Weafer
#Practice

Our hope is that the Internet stays very open for everybody; that is the original intent. It's for communication, it's for surfers, it's online; it really allows us to have online communities around the world.
Vincent Weafer
#Communication

Everyone is realizing that no one company or one bank can do it all. No one group can do it alone.
Vincent Weafer
#Company