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. Spysnake

    Spysnake Registered Member

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    Of course I feel safe with my setup. If I didn't, it would be time to change it.

    However, that doesn't mean that I surf the internet carelessly or download all that I see. Common sense still plays a big part, the setup is only for occasions where my judgement fails.
     
  2. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    No and I'm not expecting one for a long time haha
     
  3. nikanthpromod

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  4. Linux (on an old Powerbook G4): Yes. Nobody's going to target legacy PowerPC hardware unless they have it in for me personally.

    Linux (on various x86 machines): Mostly. I use NoScript and iptables, and use caution when browsing, but getting hacked isn't entirely out of the question; Linux/x86 is not an uncommon platform.

    Windows XP: Sometimes, when using this operating system, I get the feeling that someone's looking over my shoulder. But when I turn around, there's nobody there. I think it's just my imagination...
     
  5. SweX

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    Afaik that's exactly what they are. So there's no need to install MSE on an W8 installation :).
     
  6. NRProia

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    Hello,

    I can't shake the feeling that I've been hacked, even though I run a lot of security programs and protection layers. But I'm careful of what I do on the Internet and have a special debit card and bank account that I use for all online transactions. I also backup my data files to my USB flash drive every time I make major changes, which can be multiple times per week.

    Regards,

    Nathan
     
  7. moontan

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    I feel 95% safe. maybe a little more than that...

    i could maybe up that to 99.9% but i feel the Return on Investement is not large enough for me to take the times to make it that secure and to put up with the inconvenience that derives from overly agressive security.

    since it is not apparently possible to make a system 100% safe i chose to live with the risk.
     
  8. jitte

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    Pretty much so. I reformatted my FreeBSD machines and pfSense firewall box over the weekend. :)

    I follow basic computer security practices, don't do online shopping, bank transactions, or run with JS enabled so don't feel like I've got too much to worry about.
     
  9. safeguy

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    No. I don't feel safe...but the beauty of it is I know how to live with insecurity...
     
  10. kupo

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    With Returnil and Sandboxie I can virtually do anything I want. ;)
     
  11. EncryptedBytes

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    Yes I feel safe 99.9% safe; I've even pentested my own set up with a lot of the commonly used tools out there in 2010, 2011 and nothing made a real dent. The fact that all my web facing applications are completely virtualized has helped. All the safe guards of my host have been mirrored to my guest and images are wiped after each use.

    The last .1% are physical risks and network risks of my wireless network.
     
  12. jitte

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    Living in an apartment building with approximately 70 units in it, I considered my wireless network my #1 vulnerability, disabled my radio signal at the router, and set up an Ethernet network. I could see 5-6 other wireless signals when configuring mine and any number of them could have been running aircrack-ng. From their site:

     
  13. The Hammer

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    Reasonably safe.
     
  14. culla

    culla Registered Member

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    completely :D
     
  15. Kerodo

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    Safe enough....
     
  16. carat

    carat Guest

    Yes, i feel safe without 27 scanner and 13 firewalls :)
     
  17. marc57

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    Yep, Sure do.
     
  18. lurker20

    lurker20 Registered Member

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    Good strategy :thumb:
    Money in the account only during transactions!
     
  19. shakethebabyass

    shakethebabyass Registered Member

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    I sure do. I haven't had any problems in several years.
     
  20. ams963

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    I feel safe.
     
  21. tancrackers

    tancrackers Registered Member

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    Personally, I have no problem with my setup. Chrome's security features are outstanding. Also, I have (arguably) the best AV for Windows and have Malwarebytes backing it up.
    I took part in the Nod32 Linux beta and liked it a lot. It there is an arch-supported version, I would seriously consider making a purchase.
     
  22. EncryptedBytes

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    I use WPA2-ENT for my set up with EAP-TLS. I also generate a new password and keys every 4 weeks, which is why I have the risk in my mind so low, but the risk is of my RADIUS server getting compromised.
     
  23. Daveski17

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    I'm pretty confident that I won't be infected on any of my computers.

    I'm more worried of a catastrophic false-positive than malware to be honest.
     
  24. jitte

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    My router is about 12 years old and can only use WEP encryption and why I as worried as I was.
     
  25. Seven64

    Seven64 Guest

    Anti-Virus is like potassium iodide pills for radiation, just to make people feel secure.
     
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