Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by NICK ADSL UK, Dec 13, 2007.
“Keep Everything Clear of the Doors”
Protect your PC :
1. Use a firewall: DONE, Windows Firewall
2. Install anti-virus software: DONE, using my whitelist Anti-Change Scanner
3. Get the latest Windows updates: not done, arrear of 85 patches.
4. Stop spyware: DONE, using my whitelist Anti-Change Scanner
5. Make regular backups: DONE, clean and daily backups.
6. Secure wireless networks: DONE, no network, completely wired.
7. Stop unwanted email: DONE, no curiosity, no opening, no reading, immediate delete.
8. Browse the internet safely: DONE, Firefox + NoScript + Sandboxie
Something is missing :
9. MYSELF, the weakest link in the security chain, I guess M$ didn't want to hurt my feelings.
Any particular reason?
1. It increases the volume of my system partition too much.
2. My boot-to-restore doesn't allow any change in Windows, patched or not, it doesn't make any difference.
Micro$oft security updates offer little protection in the best case.
They exist just to prove us how vulnerable Windows are.
More drastic security measures are required:
Virtualization, ISR, Hardware & Sofware Firewalls (NAT, SPI, HIPS etc.) to name a few.
[Alas to the users who believe that Micro$oft Security Updates and/or
Micro$oft Defender can protect them.
They both are 'feather(s) in the wind'...]
OK. I'll take the bait...
Someone who "knows what they are doing" could get by without keeping Windows & IE updated. Some here obviously do get by with a security setup that covers for the unpatched vulnerabilities. But I can't understand why anyone would recommend to non-technical "average users" to not to keep their OS & IE fully patched. What purpose would it serve?
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