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Windows 7: It's not the SYSTEM but it's the USER whose the problem

22 Feb 2010   #51
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Just the firewall. I usually do not like security suites.
I have used the Firewall only for a couple of years now and like it.

I like being able to see ingoing/outgoing traffic from the icon in the system tray also being able to quickly write outgoing rules as i am not behind a router.

As you have used Zone Alarm before i am sure you will appreciate Comodo Firewall i will be interested in your feedback after you have become comforatable with it.

Best wishes


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22 Feb 2010   #52
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

So far, it is very similar to PCTools firewall. I prefer the ease of controlling programs that ZA offers without writing rules. However, I am going to delve into the rules and give it a shot. ZA's method is lot easier in my opinion.
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01 Mar 2010   #53
Mombodog

XP-Vista-W7
 
 

No such thing as safe browsing anymore, any website can be infected easily. Keeping a system fully patched is a good idea.

A Big Case of ...OOPS... - Following the White Rabbit Blog -

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01 Mar 2010   #54
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mombodog View Post
No such thing as safe browsing anymore, any website can be infected easily. Keeping a system fully patched is a good idea.

A Big Case of ...OOPS... - Following the White Rabbit Blog -

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Spot on.
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18 Mar 2010   #55
thathagat

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

Quote:
it's the USER whose the problem
quite right.......an interesting read here too... talks in a similar vein...
The Weakest Computer Security Link | CTO Edge

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While exploits targeting holes in computer software are on daily order, we are presently seeing a rise in social engineering techniques. Computer users are relatively easily duped into downloading a slew of malware - ranging from rogue antivirus solutions, bogus applications, free music to adult content. In order to view this content, many of these “apps” require the user to first install a video codec or ActiveX component, which makes the user into easy prey for encrypted, password-protected threats.

Social engineering, in short, encompasses a set of fraudulent techniques, strongly aided by a psychological aspect, with the aim to trick computer users into performing a desired action.

The human predicament

The issue of social engineering is fast becoming the topic of the day. The fact that we humans are social creatures predisposes us to become the weakest link in the proverbial security chain.
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20 Mar 2010   #56
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

the biggest security hole is between keyboard and chair. in any OS.
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20 Mar 2010   #57
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uranus View Post
the biggest security hole is between keyboard and chair. in any OS.
No doubt about it.
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