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Security?
« on: March 14, 2008, 12:17:31 am »
So what do you do to ensure your computer is secure?  Firewall, antivirus, anything?
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Re: Security?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2008, 12:31:45 am »
for windows:
Comodo Firewall
Comodo Defense+
AVG AntiVirus
Spybot S&D
Lavasoft AdAware
No-Script for Firefox

At home on my linux computers i have the whole network covered with a SmoothWall firewall..oh yeah and the whole house runs linux...security problems...Ha!

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Re: Security?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2008, 12:39:50 am »
So you only use Smoothwall for Linux?

For Windows:
Zonealarm Security Suite
McAfee Antivius (the one we get from the U. System)
Adaware 2007
Spybot S&D
No-script for Firefox
I also have some other programs I run now and then.

For Linux:
I am trying to decide what to use.
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Re: Security?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2008, 10:12:22 am »
Using Shorewall at the moment for the server I have set up.  Probably some other things too, but mostly these are related to email security.
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Re: Security?
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009, 03:45:48 pm »
For Windows I was using the McAffee available through Campus but it truly sucks so I uninstalled it and put Threatfire (http://www.threatfire.com) which is a behavior based AV, much better than McAffee

For my Ubuntu 8.10 I am looking at putting bastile linux  (http://bastille-linux.sourceforge.net/running_bastille_on.htm) for hardening and securing my boxes

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Re: Security?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2009, 05:22:00 pm »
can't say I have much for security on my boxes... my winXP computers just run AVG and no script. Then i'm smart about where I go on the net, and have my router configured properly. I have had zero issues in my 8 years of being on broadband.

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Re: Security?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2009, 01:26:46 pm »
I actually recently switched to UFW (uncomplicated firewall) for Ubuntu.  It's pretty easy to set up once you have some working examples.  Allowing only certain ports is a breeze, allowing certain ports for certain IP ranges is a little more difficult.

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Re: Security?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2009, 11:42:31 pm »
I have thought about using Threatfire, but last I checked it wasnt compatible with 64 bit windows... and on looking again.. it still doesnt :(

I just reinstalled ubuntu so I will have to try out those firewalls etc.  Thanks for the suggestions.
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