Security Forum

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  1. ee99ee macrumors 6502

    ee99ee

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    I would like to suggest a forum for security related discussion. Thoughts?

    -Chris
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    I definitely don't see a need. We've got enough forums already, and I can't imagine a security forum drawing enough traffic to make it worthwhile.
     
  3. skoker macrumors 68000

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    I would have to disagree. Even though viruses are not a big concern for us, cyber-fraud and phishing and fraud are. I could see a forum on this subject drawing an audience.
     
  4. ee99ee thread starter macrumors 6502

    ee99ee

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    Please keep in mind viruses are only a VERY small part of security... there is much more to it than that.

    -Chris
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Why?

    Having a security forum seems a little too granular for me.
     
  6. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, this sounds like something that merits, at most, a couple of guides. Enabling the firewall, turning on WPA for wireless networks, etc.
     
  7. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    I don't think it's a bad idea, especially as Windows becomes more and more a part of the Mac (and as the Mac continue to increase its market share).

    Could just be, though, that I want to put all the people who scream "Virus!" in a room where they can scream "Virus!" at each other instead of at me ...
     
  8. xsedrinam macrumors 601

    xsedrinam

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    Actually, that's not a bad idea, and a pretty funny visual image. :)
     
  9. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I don't think there is enough threads about security to need a whole forum.
     
  10. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    I see a new Apple advert coming along...
     

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