Microsoft survey rates your online safety

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by MrBrian, Oct 27, 2011.

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  1. MrBrian

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    From http://www.microsoft.com/security/resources/mcsi.aspx (via):
     
  2. Tarnak

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  4. Tarnak

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    YW...:)
     
  5. Kees1958

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    Only got 33 as a rating :eek:
     
  6. Tarnak

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    Not worried...;)

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    Mine is 83...:cool:
     
  8. Noob

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    These tests are relative but anyways 90 :rolleyes:

    To be honest i would not have such a high score if i based my answers on how i use my "sandbox" partition which is the current one i'm using, i answered the questions as if it were with my secure box :D
     
  9. MikeBCda

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    My score was 40-ish ... probably would have been higher except some of the questions involved things that I don't use (e.g., wireless, public terminals, and the like, and if I remember correctly at least one that was specific to laptops which I don't use either). Unfortunately there was no provision for entering "N/A" or some equivalent, so those questions wouldn't affect the score.
     
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    Mine is 18 :D

    cough*BS*cough
     
  11. Joeythedude

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    not bad as I don't have an AV installed and Windows updates are off !
     
  12. SweX

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    I got 78 :)
     
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    I temporarily allowed comScore's IP address in PeerBlock before taking the survey or else the webpage wouldn't load. PeerBlock's Advertising list automatically blocks it.

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    I left some items unmarked, like:

    * Create unique passwords for each account or website I use
    - I have multiple different passwords securely stored on LastPass, I don't use the same one for every account/website, but sometimes I repeat passwords here and there.

    * Use a VPN
    - I maintain an updated copy of Tor Browser Bundle to be used if I ever need online anonymity. Any VPN service would probably slow down my download/upload rates and mostly VPN services aren't really secure/private/anonymous = waste of money.
     
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    As usual, I got some work to do.
    The test is skewed a bit, as someone has already mentioned, by not having N/A answers for non-applicable questions.
    :)
     
  15. Hungry Man

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    I got a 70.
     
  16. BrandiCandi

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    I guess I got a 0... MS wouldn't let me take the survey from my Linux machine. HA!

    So I described my XP setup and got: 70

    • Using a newer operating system
    • Updating antivirus and antispyware software regularly
    • Using automatic updates
    • Keeping a firewall turned on
    • Connecting to secure wireless networks
    • Limiting information-sharing
    • Creating strong passwords
    That's a pretty good general security list for an unsophisticated user in Windows. The first bullet (in bold) is kinda self serving for Microsoft. But I'm pretty sure that subject has been beaten to a lifeless pulp in the XP mega-thread ;)
     
  17. mack_guy911

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    actually none when i told them i use LINUX they kick me off :D

    then for fun i did some for fun ;)
     

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    you can do it from linux you have to ans no 1st question when it ask is this your pc which you use default you have to lie there and 2nd lie you use MS.....bla bla bla.......as default OS
     
  19. BrandiCandi

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    Thanks mack_guy911, that's what I did to get the result for my XP machine. ;)
     
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