another pretty fair online security site

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  1. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    http://www.staysafeonline.info/

    If you use the link, take the test you will find there and test your security knowledge. It won't strain your brain but it is interesting. :)
     
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    It's a very basic test. I doubt if non security aware computer users are helped. At least more security conscious users will soon find out the limits of this test. The fact that I don't turn of the computer when I'm not behind it and that don't have the phone number of experts at hand seems to cost me some points. I DO HAVE A DECENT SETUP AND I AM MY OWN EXPERT.

    Sorry for yelling, I don't like this kind of tests. My mother in law (she's quite computer minded and knows my phone number) would rate higher than I :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: ..., yet I would not dare to offer her my security management job.

    Besides (but that's my own little problem...) I don't like all these stars and stripes on that site telling me how to be secure...
     
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    I believe that you can not ever read enough security related information. Like I said in the original post the test wont strain your brain. But it might just bring an issue to mind for someone that had been getting lax in one aspect or another. Not liking all the stars and stripes is another problem alltogether. ;)
     
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    OT: I don't mind stars and stripes ;) it's more that the american way of defining security is not trusting anyone else. In this respect I'm more of a liberal :D
     
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    It would be great if they put Wilders Security in the list of resources as it is most likely the best available. :eek:
     
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    ;) 'Maybe not a good thing to be on -any- government lists, eh? :cool:
     
  7. JayK

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    Here's mine, quite fair assessment I think.

    You are fairly security-conscious, but you still need to do more!
    Based on the results of your answers, you have a basic knowledge of how to stay safe online. However, there is more that you could be doing to keep your computer, and our nation's computers, out of harm's way. You may know the Security Tips, but do you follow them all? How about being extra vigilant when it comes to all the pieces of the puzzle? And spread the word about being cyber secure!
     
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    "3. Have you read about a security hole or security patch for your computer within the past 6 months?"

    Does it count if I only applied the patch and not read all the geeky details about it?

    "4.Do you have written procedures of what should be done in case something strange does start happening, e.g., turn off the computer, call your cousin?"

    Why would I call my cousin? He hates me, after I blew up his computer while installing a antivirus for him.
     
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    You are a cyber secure citizen!
    "Congratulations"
    I'll be the judge of that!

    :D :D :D

    Bit of a daft question that, if you ever needed to take such simple steps wouldn't exactly be hard to remember
     
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