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Journal Entry 243

Day 243 of self isolation. Rats are starting to become self-aware and leery of me. Running low on toilet paper. Going to make a trip back to the outside world and buy more.

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Antivirus & Malware

Windows Defender and Herd Immunity

Types of computers:
  1. Fully Protected Machine
  2. Partially Protected Machine (detection patterns are not kept updated)
  3. No Protection, with Common Sense
  4. No Protection, no Common Sense
Scenario 1
  • Everyone has #1 type computers.
  • Herd Immunity working at full protection.

Result: The spread of viruses, trojans, and malware are virtually nonexistent.


Scenario 2: Most everyone has #2 computers. Herd Immunity works, but there are certain rare vectors of attacks that are vulnerable.
Result: viruses, trojans, and malware are sporadically spread through unprotected computers, causing havoc but damage is minimal.

Scenario 3: Everyone has #3 computers. Herd Immunity is not enabled as there are too many unprotected vectors.
Result: viruses, trojans, and malware spread throughout connected networks undetected (as there are no antivirus to identify & protect). Persons with no antivirus on their computer’s don’t even know they’re infected. Damage is high.

Scenario 4: Everyone has #4 computers. Herd Immunity is not enabled as there are no protected vectors.
Result: viruses, trojans, and malware spread rapidly throughout connected networks undetected (as there are no antivirus to identify & protect). Persons with no antivirus on their computer’s don’t even know they’re infected. Damage is extremely high.

Conclusion: People who think they can’t/won’t get infected because they’re ‘smarter’ than badware, can & will eventually get infected because they don’t have antivirus active.

See also (directly related): Keep your firewalls up!!

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Anything

Virus that ‘makes humans more stupid’ discovered.

“This is a striking example showing that the ‘innocuous’ microorganisms we carry can affect behavior and cognition.” – Dr Robert Yolken said.

via Virus that ‘makes humans more stupid’ discovered.

Whoa.. scary stuff!