Post your security setup

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Hungry Man, May 18, 2011.

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  1. Kewtz

    Kewtz Notebook Enthusiast

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    Home:
    OpenDNS with web filtering
    Router firewall
    ESet Smart Security
    No-Script / Ad-Block
    Common sense ftw!

    Sidejob setup:
    OpenDNS with strict web filtering
    Sonicwall T210 w/ strict inbound - outbound filters
    Server w/ Symantec SBE and client machines
    Web filtering on 2 levels, first being the firewall, second being OpenDNS
    No user can install anything, with the exception of me :)
     
  2. micman

    micman Notebook Evangelist

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    Nothing at all besides windows firewall and any built in security measures on my home router. So basically nothing.
     
  3. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Notebook Virtuoso

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    Are you running based on the link in your signature? Those are definitely security methods whether they're antiviruses or not.

    EDIT: I also agree with that article. I don't use an antivirus and I rely on other security methods, which I find to be more effective in every way.
     
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    Like Hungryman, I'm curious which measures from the sig link you've implemented.
    Very decent advice by the way in that post.
    I think it could be usefull to add it to the 'Security and Anti-Virus Software Kdawgca sticky'; link.
     
  5. Kewtz

    Kewtz Notebook Enthusiast

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    The virtualization approach would be nice if it weren't for the toll it would take on resources for a lower end machine. Beyond that, over time I'm sure people would get tired of booting up a computer in a computer to browse the web.

    However, it would be nice to have your Windows machine, with a Linux virtual machine (low resource usage) just for FF.
     
  6. Hungry Man

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    Full OS virtualization via VM is heavy on resources but using something like Sandboxie is not.

    @Baserk, it would need a serious update before it gets stickied.
     
  7. micman

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    That's true it could use an update ;)

    As for what I'm using, I can't use opendns due to ATT blocking any dns servers but their own. I still use ccleaner. I still use common sense. My chrome installation has adblock and Web of Trust add ons installed.

    Those aren't what I would call "traditional" anti-virus methods, but you are correct, I am using some protection even if it's minimal.

    My laptop doesn't have any of my personal files stored on it other than my password protected Thunderbird email accounts. Everything else is in the cloud or on an ftp server. If my laptop were stolen/infected/hijacked/hacked it would not matter much since I have very strong master passwords for chrome (last pass add on) and Thunderbird.

    I still wipe the hard drive at least once a year as well.
     
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    Up to date windows updates, Kaspersky 2011 internet suite, Open DNS, Spoofed email addresses, Firefox and Chrome, anti-malware bytes and CCleaner.
     
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    How does Open DNS keep you safe ?
     
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    Evil Claw Notebook Evangelist

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    See here for explanation and details: Opendns
    **EDIT~ see here for latest threats - Qakbot and Angry hacker. Just 2 examples, better safe than sorry.
     
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