IT Security Myths
Last updated on 2014-08-23
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IT Security Myths
- This can never happen to me
- Our network is secure, we can’t be hacked!
- Our employees would never steal data!
- Why would anyone hack exactly us/me?
- I have an antivirus, therefore i can’t get infected
- Security suites are overrated
- I don’t surf on dangerous websites, therefore i am safe
- Spam is just annoying, not dangerous
- Why deactivate unused services since nobody is using them anyway?
- Products advertised in spam emails are so cheap just because they don’t require any expensive marketing
- Antivirus vendors write the viruses themselves so that they can sell their expensive products
- Open source software is by definition unsecure
- Any computer virus will produce something visible on the screen
- If a website is using ssl it must be secure and reliable
- Macs never get infected
- Security risks can be quantified
- Security is the CISO´s problem
- Backup on an external disk is the safest as it can be
- Free security solutions are all I need
- If i use ssl to send emails nobody can peek into my emails
- I am invisible if I use ‘incognito’, ‘private’ or ‘guest’ browsing
- Hiding your wireless network’s name improves its security
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