Gizmos Freeware Reviews  

Go Back   Gizmo's Freeware Forum > Freeware Forum > Linux

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 20. Nov 2012, 03:34 AM   #21 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,741
Question How paranoid

Quote:
Originally Posted by autoexit173 View Post
I did say i was paranoid with security, especially online banking.
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
__________________
Better to light a candle ... than to curse the darkness.

Last edited by Remah; 20. Nov 2012 at 03:35 AM. Reason: Fix quote
Remah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20. Nov 2012, 04:04 AM   #22 (permalink)
Site Manager
 
MidnightCowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South American Banana Republic, third bunch from the left
Posts: 15,186
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by autoexit173 View Post


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 ), 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
__________________
Buy a Hoover and prove technology sucks.
MidnightCowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21. Nov 2012, 04:52 AM   #23 (permalink)
Full Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 32
Default

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.


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.
autoexit173 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.