Were you surprised by the levels of data Symantec is able to collect about threats?
I was very surprised by the length that Symantec goes in order to collect information about threats all over the world. I found it very interesting that they had so many ways to figure out what was happening on the Web.
How about the threats themselves - did you know this was so widespread and serious a problem?
I was previously aware that the threats to internet users were so widespread and that issues such as identity theft were taking place through the internet. Unfortunately, this has been happening for a while but it's good that there is something like Symantec's Norton Antivirus System that can prevent a lot of this from taking place.
What fact from this would you share with a less tech-aware friend of family member?
I would make a less tech-aware family member understand that identity theft is something that doesn't just happen from somebody finding your credit card after you lose it or something as simple as they. There are many ways for people to take people's personal identity or the identity of a business through the internet, and I would let them know the precautions to take so that it does not happen to them.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
After reading the "Nabbing Video Pirates: Who Needs Google?, I had some time to think about the topic. It makes sense that people want their videos copyrighted similar to anything else, but in my experience with YouTube, things have been made much easier having been able to see pretty much any video I set out to see. I think the pirating software that they are implementing is going to limit YouTube in some ways, but it will make it more fair for the people who first came out with the videos and will prevent people from copying their film and claiming it as their own. This software could also help those who filmed the videos first because they are able to use it as a way to add marketing through those online videos.