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Remah 20. Nov 2012 03:34 AM

How paranoid
 
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Originally Posted by autoexit173 (Post 78799)
I did say i was paranoid with security, especially online banking. :D

What else do you do outside computers?
  • Do you destroy all your personally identifiable documents yourself?
  • Do you get your mail delivered to a secure PO Box?
  • Do you send other incoming parcels and deliveries to the postal/courier depot or similar facility where you can pick them up yourself?
  • etc

MidnightCowboy 20. Nov 2012 04:04 AM

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Originally Posted by autoexit173 (Post 78799)


With Linux firewall, i don't have to worry about ports and policies like in windows firewall?

Example: With Widnows OS i am using Comodo free firewall, which allows your own application policies and have options to allow or block or limit different ports. But since i don't know what all the ports mean besides 443 and 563 which are ssl, i am just going to leave them as default.


This is something else you can easily get bogged down with and enjoy much head scratching and heartache during the process. :)

Basically, Linux firewalls do what they are meant to do so long as you remember to switch them on (not all are auto-start). Rest assured that if they didn't, or if a new flaw was discovered, this would be very quickly patched by the Linux community.

Although many of the so called firewall tests are pretty meaningless (especially Matusec :eek:), if passing tests is important you may want to press a couple of buttons in your ICMP settings to block ping responses and achieve "true stealth" for what that's worth. :)

http://www.hansenonline.net/Networking/stealth.html

autoexit173 21. Nov 2012 04:52 AM

What else do you do outside computers?

Do you destroy all your personally identifiable documents yourself?




Yes i do... hahaha



Do you get your mail delivered to a secure PO Box?



No.



Do you send other incoming parcels and deliveries to the postal/courier depot or similar facility where you can pick them up yourself?
etc


No


I see what you're getting at. :p


Anyway as far as the most secure Linux i find LSP and Kororaa to be the most secure and equipped with the right security features i'm looking for.

What is your top security linux distro?

When i get paid this week i'll buy a ssd and install Kororaa.


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