Malware Prevention Questionaire

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  1. FlimFlam

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    MALWARE PREVENTION

    How do you envision Internet security?

    What methods have worked for you?

    What methods have not worked?

    What changes (in general) would you like to see?
     
  2. Hungry Man

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    1) As a priority. In terms of how I rank what I want my programs to be it's:

    Fast >= Secure > Stable

    2) Before Chrome I used a ton of extensions on Firefox. With Chrome I'm satisfied with globally disabling javascript - I find that between this and the XSS auditor there are very few attacks that can actually get through my browser without my letting them.

    3) I've found my antivirus to be useless. I find that they're inherently a bad defense system. Heuristics is nice but I can't justify having one installed. I much prefer HIPS over HIDS and I think most people will agree with that.

    4) Changes.... hm. That's a tough one. I find that browser based security is absolutely the most important thing. That's where your attacks are almost always going to happen -- either in Flash's browser plugin, some Java applet, or the browser itself. I'd like to see Chrome implement some more security features. Other than that, I'm very happy with my setup and I never feel unsafe.
     
  3. FlimFlam

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    Thank you Hungry Man.
     
  4. J_L

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    Necessary to use a computer without problems.

    Sandboxing, HIPS, System Hardening, and other froms of Whitelist.

    Blacklists, mainly traditional Antivirus.

    More security within Windows (and Macs).
     
  5. Hungry Man

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    Not linux?
     
  6. J_L

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    It's already very secure, but I guess that depends on the distro. Some will require more security, while a few others have too much.
     
  7. Hungry Man

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    Just curious, what specific security features would you be interested in seeing in Windows/ OSX?
     
  8. J_L

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    Mainly trusted repository and open-source (highly unlikely).
     
  9. FlimFlam

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    Thank you J_L.
     
  10. Hungry Man

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    Trusted repository is what I had in mind as well. I believe Windows was rumored to be working on something for it.

    Open source will just never happen lol
     
  11. Noob

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    - I see internet security as one of the biggest privacy/security concerns that people aren't aware of.

    - Layered approach + OS hardening Tweaking and backup software.

    - For me all of them work to some point, that's why the layered approach.

    - Probably in the OS itself and for software companies to be aware and take actions faster :D
     
  12. FlimFlam

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    Thank you Noob.
     
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