Do you feel safe/ secure with your setup?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Hungry Man, Jun 29, 2011.

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Do you feel safe?

  1. Yes, I feel safe.

    151 vote(s)
    88.8%
  2. No, I don't feel safe.

    15 vote(s)
    8.8%
  3. Other (post)

    4 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    It's not all that broad. It's simply asking if you feel safe. Right now, do you feel safe? Do you consistently feel safe? Are you worried?
     
  2. guest

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    I like your answer, noone_particular, but maybe you would be safer with only the sensitive data encrypted ( and properly hidden in different online places ).

    If you do the same to the whole system, they may start to really suspect and may even obligate you to reveal passwords. You never really know tomorrow laws.

    This may seem like a paranoid conversation, but those who were, even if only one time in life, [theoretical] possible candidates for some kind of unfair repression by established governments or any other kind of lobby-like pressure, know this isn't.
     
  3. Page42

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    Well, now you've added a new spin... "worried". :)
    Seriously, that wasn't in the OP.
    I can easily differentiate between feeling safe and being worried, i.e, I don't think I am safe, but I have taken enough steps not to be worried.
    When I drive my car, I know a drunk driver could cross that center line at any moment and kill me and everyone in my car instantly.
    With that knowledge, I know I am not safe.
    But do I worry about it happening?
    No.
    :)
     
  4. noone_particular

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    If the laws reach the point that they can require you to turn over passwords for no other reason other than the fact that your system is encrypted, then we'll already become a police/surveillance state, which would require different tactics. I fear that this is much closer than most want to believe. That said, data that I consider sensitive is not on my PCs.

    National security abuse aside, out present laws still say that you are innocent until proven guilty. Based on that, I'll encrypt and make my system as resistant as possible to snooping because I can, and for the simple fact that what I have, where I browse, what I do, read, etc is none of anyones business until the they prove that it is. AFAIC, I don't need to prove or make available any data that proves that I am not guilty of something.
    The original question is far to broad. I just split it down. Malicious code isn't much of a threat against a default-deny security policy. If it's combined with social engineering, it's the user that's being tested. My security policy takes other users out of the equation, so I've no need to worry about that. It's the rest of what is happening around us that concerns me. The internet is our only alternative to the "officially approved" news that we're fed via the conventional media.
     
  5. blacknight

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    I feel safe. Multi layer defense and regular antirootkit scan.
     
  6. cm1971

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    Yes I feel safe. Between DefenseWall and Returnil something would have to be pretty hardcore to get in. In the unlikely event that something does get through I have a Clonezilla image ready to roll.
     
  7. sweater

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    Actually my no. 1 concern are unexpected Hardware Failure. :D ...as I have experienced more hardware failure than malware infiltrations and infections. :p
     
  8. jadinolf

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    Yep, I have 5 computers- all in use and never been bitten.:)
     
  9. LoneWolf

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    Safe + secure, infection free sense 06. :thumb:
    Shortly after finding this wonderful forum called Wilders. :D
     
  10. nisby79

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    I feel safe without AV and running only sanboxie and applocker
     
  11. Acadia

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    I feel safe but never pat myself on the back, the day I do is the day I'll get nailed. A little bit of paranoia is a healthy thing.

    And thanks to Wilders and all you posters, or I would not have the system that I do. :-*

    Acadia
     
  12. FlimFlam

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    I feel safe.
     
  13. Dude111

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    Please dont use the word "NEVER",you could jinx yourself and we wouldnt want that!

    Good for you for going 2 years now :)
     
  14. Konata Izumi

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    I feel safe/secure from malware :)

    but I'm worried about my online anonymity and privacy
     
  15. m00nbl00d

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    For a brief moment I stared at your signature. :eek: :D
     
  16. jadinolf

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    Yes, I feel very safe.
     
  17. Osaban

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    Looking at your setup, you have Sandboxie and Trusteer Rapport, I thought there was a conflict running the two together.
     
  18. operamail

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    As long as I do not visit security forum this often, I'll definitely feel safe:p . Anyway I'll stick with my setup for a while, coz I can not think of any other things to make my protection more solid. I used to use sandboxie for extra protection, but when I switched to 64 bit, I gave it up / it gave up on me.:(
     
  19. Page42

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    LOL! ;)
     
  20. Hungry Man

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    Running barebones lol

    Feels pretty safe.
     
  21. operamail

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    I bet that won't last long:D
     
  22. SweX

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    Oh yes it will he's against the 3'rd party you know :p
    Plus that he is using W8 so he don't have much to choose from i'm afraid :D Except EMET of course :)
     
  23. Hungry Man

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    Yeah, not a lot of security software is compatible lol
     
  24. SweX

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    Yes that's what I meant. No compatibility fix from Tzuk yet? :p
     
  25. operamail

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    I heard people saying that they can install and run MSE on win8. Maybe Hungryman should give it try:p . But to me the break news is that windows defender is kinda MSE now, maybe they are just the same thing.
     
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