Do you feel safe on any machine but your own?

Discussion in 'polls' started by crapbag, Sep 28, 2011.

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Do you feel safe using anothers/public/work computer?

  1. Yes! I'm a gung-ho kinda guy.

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  2. No! Who knows what's on there?!

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    97.3%
  1. crapbag

    crapbag Registered Member

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    Just been for a delightful tea at the in-laws.

    I was offered a netbook to play on and actually balked at the thought of entering any kind of log in details on it. Is this just pure paranoia? Do you check security levels before using another machine? Do you flat out refuse to enter any sensitive information into any computer but your own?

    Curious :D

    Feel free to add on any other options!
     
  2. Hungry Man

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    I've found myself feeling fairly unsafe on certain computers.

    I still log on to check my mail or certain sites but I only use HTTPS and I do it from my portable Chrome.

    At my school I'm less worried about signing on to an infected computer and more worried about them monitoring me. HTTPS helps somewhat.
     
  3. crapbag

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    True dat! :)

    Would the https just encrypt whatever you input from prying eyes? What about malware like keyloggers and screengrabbers and such?
     
  4. Dark Shadow

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    No I will not log any of my personal info on public computers such as library or as a quest user on friends or family.Not paronoid just rather play it safe.
     
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  5. Konata Izumi

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    on a few select friends... its okay :)
     
  6. noone_particular

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    Safe from what? I don't do anything sensitive on any PC that I don't directly maintain. The most I'll do is some casual browsing or make a quick stop at a few forums without logging into them. Most of the time, if I'm on someone elses PC, it's because it's not working right and I've been asked if I can fix it.
     
  7. J_L

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    Fine for casual browsing, but for sensitive things, I'll use a LiveCD if their network security is adequate.
     
  8. crapbag

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    Safe from snooping malware.

    Would you think twice about entering log in information?

    I found myself actively looking for that machines security setup.
     
  9. 1chaoticadult

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    I only use other pcs if I configured the security setup on that pc otherwise I just use my laptop.
     
  10. ExtremeGamerBR

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    No way, I prefer to rely on me.
     
  11. Hungry Man

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    Nothing I can do about those things. If I think someone's computer is likely to be infected I just won't use it for things like banking. If it's something like a school computer I'll trust it not to be infected.
     
  12. Noob

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    I don't really care who PC is it as long as i'm just browsing the interwebz.
    Forums (YEAH WILDERS!!! and others), news, etc.

    But i NEVER get into my email or do any kind of E-Banking on ANY computer unless mine or my dads one (Which is fairly safe i would say since he only knows how to use a few things and i take care of it always)
    But for E-Banking my PC is a MUST. :D
     
  13. Hungry Man

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    Oh, if I were to do banking online I wouldn't trust any computer or network other than my own.
     
  14. m00nbl00d

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    Heck! I don't even feel safe anymore when visiting blogs/web sites from associations helping animals (dogs and cats)!!!

    Today I visited one, and it had been defaced by some script kiddies. Come on!!!

    Why would anyone want to deface such web sites? Do they hate dogs and cats now? :'(

    The world is crazy! :eek:
     
  15. crapbag

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    Is nothing sacred anymore?!! :p
     
  16. J_L

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    Only their portrayal of themselves, actually that might not even be true.
     
  17. 1chaoticadult

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    Apparently not!! :p
     
  18. J_L

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    How about cars, since we're talking about machines?
     
  19. Noob

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    Well on my car i feel pretty safe as long as it's not skiddy or if im going over 120KMH (Anything over 100KMH is not safe in any car, in fact i guess even 80KMH is almost deadly)

    While i'm saying anything over a certain speed is not safer it does not means i don't drive that fast but when i'm over those speeds i try to be as careful as possible ;)
     
  20. NRProia

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    Hello,

    I only login to websites on my own computer. The only time I use a relatives or friends computer is if they need help with their configuration. For example, Comcast told my aunt to buy a new router when the only problem was a bad Yahoo! plug-in installed on her browser. It was causing the browser to crash and she couldn't access the web. She returned the router and got her money back.

    Regards,

    Nathan
     
  21. crapbag

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    Malware writers haven't figured that one out yet :) so I don't mind at all. As long as I'm insured on it then I'm not fussed.
     
  22. PJC

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    Not at all!
    Most users ignore even the fundamental security & privacy principles...:mad:
     
  23. SweX

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    Especially not in India were they drive like Crazy :gack: (not you included, I think? :D )

    How can you possibly drive over those speeds in a country that has more vehicles than humans (almost) :p
     
  24. blacknight

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    Quote ! :mad:
     
  25. carat

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    +1 :doubt:

    I run Hitman Pro on all machines before I start to surf the web :D
     
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