Safe Web practices - How to remain safe on the Internet

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi all,

    Most of the experienced Wilders readers do not need any advice about how to remain safe on the net. However, I think this article can be quite useful to less knowledgeable computer users.

    Safe Web practices - How to remain safe on the Internet explains the basic principles of security, the various vectors of attack and their prevention and control, the importance of the choice of the browser, how to identify real from fake sites, how to interpret prompts, which links to click, what to do with downloads, what to do with secure websites, and more.

    If you are interested:

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/safe_web.html

    Comments and suggestions are more than welcome.

    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. andb

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    I have been browsing this forum for around a year now and learned a lot from many members. But i register now just to tell that it was an excellent read and to thank you for all your guides which had me interested in linux for many months ago. Since then i have been distro-hopping and trying out all flavors and gotten more experience, but finally have i settled with archlinux and completely replaced windows, and i couldn't be more happy! thanks for your efforts and hope you continue with your guides.

    greetings. andb
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Thank you for your kind words.
    It's the moments like this that make it all so worthwhile.
    Together, we'll make it a better world for everyone.
    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  4. Pinga

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    So sweet!
     
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    Good job Mrkvonic, I have made all my friends bookmark this.
     
  6. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    Mrk, as always, an excelent article.
    Thanks for sharing
     
  7. samy

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    Thanks a lot Mrk for this wonderful tutorial
    I am using Firefox for more than 4 years since I have been told it is 'safer' than IE, but this excellent article elaborate the reason in a 'step by step' way.
    I convinced my kids and colleagues to only use the Firefox browser. I am going to forward them this article to support my previous recommendations.
    Regarding additional security feature I setup the Firefox "Privacy Tool" ('Tools' --> 'Options' --> 'Privacy' tab and checked the two buttons in 'Private Data') and recommended to all my friends and relatives to do so.

    Again many thanks for sharing this article with us
     
  8. Dark Shadow

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    Mrkvonic Excellent read just perfect.:thumb:
     
  9. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Thank you all for your comments!
    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  10. Mr2cents

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    Thanks for the great article MrK. I'm going to send the link to all my friends. I enjoy all your how to articles. Thanks for taking the time to write all your articles and educate the public on computer security and also all the Linux Tutorials.

    Last but not least. I would have never found "maddox", AKA, The Best Page In The Universe without the link from your website. ;)
     
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  11. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Thanks, mate.
    Indeed, Maddox is a funny guy.
    Mrk
     
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    From the link A (sweet) collection of Windows programs.
    First I've heard of the below?
     
  13. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Not relevant to the topic, but unfortunately, it happened, and therefore I cannot recommend the program any longer. I'm still using the version .382 with great success on numerous machines ...
    Mrk
     
  14. NGRhodes

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    You might want to revisit CCleaner - its on version 2.x now..
     
  15. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    I'll have to check whether to try this endeavor or not. I'm not in the mood for imaging back and forth 3-4 times and ruining my tcp/ip stack...
    Mrk
     
  16. NGRhodes

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    OK.

    I have been using CCleaner weekly for about 5 months without problem.
    Would virtualisation be easy/quicker ?
     
  17. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi,
    But then, I would not be checking it on a "real" tcp/ip stack, and it's not the same. I want to be able to recommend the program based on a real-life experience, real-life scenario.
    Mrk
     
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