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What Security Do You Have ?
Big-Ray - 21-7-2011 at 14:47

I start this thread in the hope that between us we can spot someone who may be a tad lax in this area, and thus help each other. As we know there is plenty of good free stuff out there to help in this matter.

So, to get the ball rolling.............

KIS2011
Secunia PSI
HJT
Spybot S&D

and, I am wireless ( WAP2 ) behind a NAT Router.

smokin:


Theravad - 21-7-2011 at 14:55

Quote:
Originally posted by Big-Ray

KIS2011
Secunia PSI
HJT

and, I am wireless ( WAP2 ) behind a NAT Router.

smokin:


Front end is ADSL2+ texas modem running routertech firware with firewall. This feeds into custom DD-WRT (ASUS board) router with iptables firewall and intrusion detection. A Ubuntu 10.04LTS server runs nagios, ids, clamav as well as acting as web and mail proxy with filtering and content scanning. DNS is routed though local dnsmasq with ruleset and subscribes to OpenDNS for a quality name service.

The wireless access point in non-SID broadcast WPA2+ with MAC authentication against a radius server (freeradius) and also runs a captive portal (WiFiDog) so sessions can be accounted and bandwidth logged. QoS is configured so the kids streaming video and audio does not impact the web browsing experience.

Phew - that is just the network front end :D


Big-Ray - 21-7-2011 at 14:59

Bloody hell, you take things seriously don't you?

shocked_yellow

:D

Please God let me not turn out to be the one with the worst security here................shocked_yellow


John Barnes - 21-7-2011 at 16:56

AVG
malware bytes
Spybot S&D
windows defender
Dlink wireless with Wap 2 behind a Nat router
jmb


crikey - 21-7-2011 at 18:07

I find the barbed wire, moat and boiling tar are pretty good "putter-off-ers". And I have "Net Nanny" to stop me straying into murky waters.


giron - 21-7-2011 at 18:08

On the PC running XP, MSE and windows firewall.

On my PC which runs Linux, no additional security software.


Katzy - 21-7-2011 at 19:04

Hardware Firewall/router, Avast (Avira got too user-unfriendly) Spyware Blaster, Spybot, Ashampoo firewall and, above all, nothing private on my HD. :)


waffler - 21-7-2011 at 22:26

Avast on Win 7 & nothing on Linux :)


John Barnes - 21-7-2011 at 23:43

Quote:
Originally posted by giron
On the PC running XP, MSE and windows firewall.

On my PC which runs Linux, no additional security software.



I have never used or tried linux /is it user friendly and easy to install, Giron jmb


Theravad - 22-7-2011 at 07:52

Quote:
Originally posted by John Barnes

I have never used or tried linux /is it user friendly and easy to install, Giron jmb


Download the disk (Ubuntu 11.04 say) and book your PC from it and you can "try before you buy" without any impact on your system.

I also have a USB key with it installed which I can boot any PC (which allows USB boot) up for diagnostics / repair or just to operate a PC which I do not have a logon for ...

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LSemmens - 22-7-2011 at 14:30

Linux is great. It just won't handle some of my more esoteric apps that I've spent years developing and could not be bothered re-writing.

Security: Avira, Zone Alarm, on the lappy and AVG on the Desktop all behind a Router with inbuilt firewall, NAT and WPA2.


scholar - 24-7-2011 at 00:50

Avast! for me. I am hard-wired to my ISP through a phone-modem and the telephone line, with no network, so I don't have wireless security concerns.


John Barnes - 24-7-2011 at 04:59

Cheers for that info will give it a go jmb