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Typing letters or notes - are they secure ?

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#1 Rayoptics


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 02:11 PM

I'm still using XP pro (groan) .... Things will change when I get my new computer (dual boot with linux). In the mean time, if I want to let's say type a letter to my doctor (for snail mail) can spies on line see it ? I guess I'm basically using notepad allthough the file I dug out of my computer is called "Write.exe" and creates rich text files. Duh. Thanks for reading



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 02:18 PM

I would say yes you are vulnerable, XP at this stage of the game is getting more and more insecure.  That being said if you have good after market security solution you are safer but not as safe as the more current OS's.

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 03:01 PM

They can if they can break into your computer.

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