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Old 01 August 2015, 12:26   #137
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Originally Posted by Mrs Beanbag View Post
i am an intelligent person... but i still run software that segfaults occasionally (not code that i am developing). if there were no memory protection, such bugs could put the kernel in an inconsistent state, leading to corruption of the filesystem... or deactivating firewalls.
Then just run these with memory protection and that's all.

But you're giving me an idea. It might be fun to code some kind of sandbox running only "suspicious" code in a memory protected environment, while the rest of the system runs without (a concept similar to whdload).

Originally Posted by Mrs Beanbag View Post
Also it's not just dodgy porn websites that you can get nasty viruses from. Respectable websites can be hacked, or, often they don't have direct control over their advertising space so things can be sneaked in there.
Big sites are quite rarely hacked. Also i consider a site such as EAB as sure - you don't ?

About advertising space, well, honestly i don't care. IBrowse didn't show that at all, and i'm now using AdBlock.

Originally Posted by Mrs Beanbag View Post
I use "NoScript" but turning off Javascript renders so much of the internet completely useless, with some sites not even showing you article text without it activated (and there are exploits in Javascript despite its supposed sandbox, also i have visited sites before and then suddenly been followed on Twitter by a spookily relevant account).
A few browser plugins might eventually help you. Setting your browser so that cookies get deleted when you close it, can also help for not being followed.

Originally Posted by Mrs Beanbag View Post
You don't have to be stupid or careless to fall victim to some of these things (although it helps), but if you turned off memory protection and proceeded to use your computer for every day online things, i'd say you were being stupid and careless.
No, i'd be knowing what i'm doing. I did that on my A1200 for many years.
Memory protection really has nothing to do with online security.

Nevertheless you can still run the browser sandboxed while the system itself isn't protected. Software such as Sandboxie (ever tried it ?) makes your online experience far more secure than locking the whole operating system in a vain hope for security.

Note that you can set up your online software to run under whdload on the Amiga, and provided your system has an MMU (and you activate it there), you're fully protected
Who said the Amiga has no security ?

Originally Posted by Mrs Beanbag View Post
I don't even connect my Amiga to the network at all these days now i have a SDHC card reader for transferring files to my PC.
I don't either, but for different reasons

Originally Posted by Mrs Beanbag View Post
Of course all technology can be used for good or for evil. But i don't find that memory protection limits me in what i can do on my own computer. I do find that Windows does.
Guess why Windows is this way.
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