Re: [Wikimedia-l] Anti-viruses [was Re: Information on "Multiple failed attempts to log in" emails]

2018-05-07 Thread Gabriel Thullen
The main reason we have virus outbreaks is the way a lot of users click on email attachments and on programs they have just downloaded from the net. Users are warned time and time again, but they do it anyway. Once we get a large enough base of desktop linux users, we will have the same problems.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Anti-viruses [was Re: Information on "Multiple failed attempts to log in" emails]

2018-05-07 Thread Thyge
"Imagine a world, where all windows installations have turned off their antivirus protection"! Regards, Thyge Den man. 7. maj 2018 kl. 17.09 skrev Shlomi Fish : > Hi Gabriel, > > On Mon, 7 May 2018 14:02:44 +0100 > Gabriel Thullen wrote: > > > I am

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Anti-viruses [was Re: Information on "Multiple failed attempts to log in" emails]

2018-05-07 Thread Shlomi Fish
Hi Gabriel, On Mon, 7 May 2018 14:02:44 +0100 Gabriel Thullen wrote: > I am also a Linux advocate, and have been so for years (decades?). That > been said, I imagine that there are still more people using Windows XP than > there are people using Linux. Last time I checked

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Anti-viruses [was Re: Information on "Multiple failed attempts to log in" emails]

2018-05-07 Thread Shlomi Fish
Hi, On Mon, 07 May 2018 13:20:22 + Eduardo Testart wrote: > Shlomi, > > I believe that the problem is with your particular brand of antivirus, > eventhough they all block a bit more or less to prevent certain risks. > > Nevertheless, making an extrapolation to every

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Anti-viruses [was Re: Information on "Multiple failed attempts to log in" emails]

2018-05-07 Thread Eduardo Testart
Shlomi, I believe that the problem is with your particular brand of antivirus, eventhough they all block a bit more or less to prevent certain risks. Nevertheless, making an extrapolation to every antivirus from the experience with only one brand, and concluding "they do more harm than good"

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Anti-viruses [was Re: Information on "Multiple failed attempts to log in" emails]

2018-05-07 Thread Gabriel Thullen
I am also a Linux advocate, and have been so for years (decades?). That been said, I imagine that there are still more people using Windows XP than there are people using Linux. Last time I checked (october 2017) it was something like 5% using XP and less than 1% using linux, all distros included.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Anti-viruses [was Re: Information on "Multiple failed attempts to log in" emails]

2018-05-07 Thread Shabab Mustafa
I have been a Linux advocate for almost a decade now and from 'my past experience', I can tell you have opened a topic of a huge discussion about people should switch to Linux Desktops (which is off-topic here). But I respectfully disagree with your statement, "anti-virus programs usually do more

[Wikimedia-l] Anti-viruses [was Re: Information on "Multiple failed attempts to log in" emails]

2018-05-07 Thread Shlomi Fish
On Thu, 3 May 2018 19:27:16 -0500 John Bennett wrote: > Hello, > > Many of you may have been receiving emails in the last 24 hours warning you > of "Multiple failed attempts to log in" with your account. I wanted to let > you know that the Wikimedia Foundation's Security