“Keep Everything Clear of the Doors”

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by NICK ADSL UK, Dec 13, 2007.

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  1. NICK ADSL UK

    NICK ADSL UK Administrator

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    “Keep Everything Clear of the Doors”

     
  2. Pinga

    Pinga Registered Member

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    How pathetic!
     
  3. ErikAlbert

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    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.
     
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  4. tradetime

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    Any particular reason?
     
  5. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    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.
     
  6. 212eta

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    Exactly!
    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'...]
     
  7. Dogbiscuit

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    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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