What were you running last time you got hacked?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Gullible Jones, Apr 22, 2013.

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What security software were you using last time you were hacked?

  1. None

    7 vote(s)
    30.4%
  2. Antivirus/antimalware

    12 vote(s)
    52.2%
  3. Instant system rollback/light virtualization

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. HIPS/anti-executable

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  5. Sandboxie

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Noscript/Scriptsafe/other script blocker

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  7. EMET

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Other

    5 vote(s)
    21.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. As per title. What security measures were you using the last time your system was compromised?

    Edit: this applies to Windows users. I will start another thread for Linux users.
     
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  2. Wild Hunter

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    Last time my system was compromised* I was using absolutely none security software, only some soft tweaks for XP and a router firewall.

    What happened: an infection after executing infected files of a USB flash drive that I had used in a lan house earlier on. The malware wasn't one of those common "autorun" kinds of malware. Instead, some legitimate files in the USB flash drive got infected after I used the USB flash drive in the lan house. Consequently, my unprotected XP system was infected after I deliberately opened one or other of these files.

    *PS: people don't get hacked. Their systems or accounts or data or whatever get hacked.
    Yes, that statement was annoying as ..... lol.
     
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  3. Kerodo

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    Couldn't vote. You need an option for "Never been hacked"...
     
  4. Wild Hunter

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    See, nobody believes that. They don't even consider adding a poll option for that. lol. :D :D
     
  5. Kerodo

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    I guess we need a poll like "How many times have you been hacked?" :)
     
  6. Wild Hunter

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    That's the problem with being hacked: one time is more than enough.

    It's so bad that usually nobody wants to "repeat" the experience.

    It's like being thieved.
     
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  7. Noob

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    Never been hacked, at least not that i know of. :rolleyes:
     
  8. chrisretusn

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    "Never been hacked"
     
  9. merisi

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    I had my first proper computer about 12 years ago but one I shared and even though I had Norton installed a combination of reckless surfing and P2P file sharing made an absolute mess of my system in no time. While I never had anyone take control of my pc, I've no doubt it was full of viruses and spyware as I downloaded stacks of things and never kept Norton up to date. I'd often have new websites suddenly appearing in my favourites and then MS Word and Notepad suddenly disappeared. I think it's easier to be secure nowdays with the choice of free software.
     
  10. Nebulus

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    "Never been hacked" :)
     
  11. new2security

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    I don't think I've been hacked. The likelihood is very tiny. But can't be 100% certain of course.
     
  12. Wild Hunter

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    IMO, any system infected by any kind of malware (unless for testing purposes) falls in the category of "hacked" or "compromised" for the thread's purposes.

    Gullible Jones: next time, please, don't leave open doors for wrong interpretations in your polls. Pick the words extremely carefully. lol.
     
  13. wat0114

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    The year: 2003 (I thought it was 2002 until I saw the blaster worm dates 2003, so I guess it was 2003)

    Security software: none. The infection happened immediately after a re-install of XP.
     
  14. new2security

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    Oh we're going back that far? :)
    My first W2k installation probably got infected within minutes after the LAN cable was plugged in. Had no fw - forgot to download and install it before connecting to the network. Only discovered the malware after I installed Avira (good ol days, a lean and mean product) and did a system scan.

    Back then, I didn't care about the concept of user - admin separation, which if properly used, probably would've spared me a disk format and reinstallation. Couple of years later I learned about LUA and implemented it. Since then, only few PUP via installers. Smplayer downloaded from sourceforge surprisingly had bundled a PUP, only noticed it after the installation was finished. Likewise, for similar reasons I've been shunning download dot com for years.
     
  15. wat0114

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    Although I knew about the different account types, I didn't even know about the impacts they could have. Later I started experimenting with permissions, then made my account a "Power user" type, then later decided to run as full-time Standard, only using admin when needed.
     
  16. SweX

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    I have never been hacked by anyone :thumb:
     
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    At least twice, and both of them were when I only using AV and Windows FW (didn't have a router yet). One was a rogue AV, the other time when I was being a hacker wannabe and my PC got destroyed by a tool used to do such things. Lost all my data and learnt to do backups the hard way. :'( Yeah, I deserved it lol.
     
  18. Mman79

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    Never. Infections don't mean "hacked" unless said infections open up backdoors and/or start transmitting personal/sensitive data back to a hacker. Compromised and hacked are two different things in my book. But, yeah, semantics and stuff. That could turn into a thread all by its little self.
     
  19. Wild Hunter

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    True. But for the thread's purposes, I'm sure they mean the same (talking about Gullible Jones' intentions with the thread).

    Sadly, he will probably need to make a new thread with more exact words if he wants everyone here to understand and answer accordingly. :p
     
  20. Kerodo

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    Yep.. I don't think "hacked" was quite the right word...
     
  21. niki

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    In 2003, a few months after getting my first PC. My homepage got changed after clicking on an X box in an ad. It scared the bejuus out of me then. :eek: Not sure if that was hacking? Ad-aware took care of that one.
     
  22. Osaban

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    Hacked never, infected many times in 2003-4 that was the reason I found Wilders S. F.
     
  23. noone_particular

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    I've been hacked once and infected once. On both instances, I was running Norton Internet Security. Both instances were slightly over 10 years ago.
     
  24. SouthPark

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    Norton Antivirus 2004, IE 6 on XP, and no firewall. I was a noob back then :D
     
  25. chrisretusn

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    My answer remains unchanged.
     
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