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Secure your PC

Post by digidog » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:59 am

Attention PC users (sorry Foggyone). Here are Brian Krebs’s three basic rules for online safety

1) If you didn’t go looking for it, don’t install it;
2) If you installed, update it.
3) If you no longer need it, get rid of it!

There's also a reference to Secunia’s Personal Software Inspector - a very handy (and FREE) little gadget which makes sure all your software is up to date. Highly recommended!
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://krebsonsecurity.com/tools-for-a-safer-pc/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Foggyone » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:11 am

Good advice. Better is - dump Windows and move to something much more secure (linux)

Then
1. If it's not in a trusted repository, don't install it.
2. When your Linux tells you there are updates, update. Updates are a one stop shop. (and remember, almost never need to restatrt like you know who).
3. There are currently no malwares in the wild for Linux. There are 100,000 new Windows Malwares since yesterday, and there will be another 100,000 new malwares tomorrow, and another 100,000 the day after. And don't even ask how long it takes for antivirus software to catch new malware, you wouldn;t go near the internet if you knew!
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Post by digidog » Mon May 13, 2013 12:17 am

Here's a story that'll warm foggyone's cockles - not that I'm suggesting his cockles require any form of warming (of course). All of the laptops on the International Space Station are being switched over to Linux, removing Windows entirely.
“We migrated key functions from Windows to Linux because we needed an operating system that was stable and reliable – one that would give us in-house control. So if we needed to patch, adjust or adapt, we could," said Keith Chuvala of the United Space Alliance, which runs opsLAN for NASA.
The ISS computers were previously infected by a virus while running Windows. In 2008 the W32.Gammima.AG worm was found aboard, having reportedly been carried on a Russian astronaut's laptop. The Windows-based worm was classed as low risk by anti-virus software manufacturer Symantec.
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Post by Foggyone » Mon May 13, 2013 6:58 pm

Bilbos dad, Digidog wrote:Here's a story that'll warm foggyone's cockles
Yes, I saw this a couple of days ago. Makes you think, doesn't it! And if Microsoft Blue comes with a charge (US$30 has been suggested) more will look to swap.
What is Microsoft Blue, I hear you ask? It's effectively Windows8 Service Pack 1. Will it solve the gripes that have accompanied W8? Who knows, but it's awaited with equal amounts of fervour and fear.
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