Even though I use a Mac most of the time, I am still obsessed with security whether it be related to files, apps, or the web. Personally, I have taken some extensive measure to protect myself and my data:
Encrypted user folder
Custom Firewall installed on both my computer and my home router
Sophos anti-virus installed with custom scans running every hour and live scanning
Encrypted backup drive, media drive and portable thumb drives
Text files with all of my passwords so I can copy them into my browser window, evading keyloggers
Firefox add-ons including: Adblock Plus, BetterPrivacy, DONotTrackPlus, FlagFox, Ghostery, HTTPS-Everywhere, WOT (WebOfTrust), NoScript, RefControl, and RequestPolicy
For even sketchier browsing, I use Tor.
Also, I plan on paying for a VPN service to anonymize my network traffic. Suggestions are welcome.
So, what about you guys? Tell me what type of security measure you have implemented for yourselves.
Answer by Abel Luna · Apr 10, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Wow that is being secure, but I take a different approach.
AVG Internet Security
Encrypted removable media.
BIOS password on computer startup.
Chrome Addons: AdBlock, Do Not Track Plus, and Disconnect.
22 character alphanumeric passwords.
Answer by TheTechDude · Apr 10, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Here are some of my security things:
Kaspersky Pure 2.0 on all of my computers
All of my passwords are memorized and different for everything (yes it takes a lot but I have never wirtten down a password)
Hardware based firewall
Google Chrome: AdBlock Plus, Kaspersky
Any online backup is encrypted before being uploaded. However, I have a backup onsite that is secure and encrypts the off site backup.
Answer by DJ Scooby Doo · Apr 10, 2012 at 10:27 PM
All I do is install MSSE and Zonealarm. Yes, I install Adblock but that's because I hate YouTube ads. I don't go all out like @Abel Luna, but hey, that's all I need and probably the average consumer needs. As what @josephLtech said, is true. Just browse with common sense.
Answer by AlanStryder · Apr 11, 2012 at 01:56 AM
I use ghostery for anti-tracking, configured flash so that it doesn't store anything locally and will never access my microphone or camera. I've configured my browser to delete all local content upon exiting. I use truecrypt for storing sensitive data.
I avoid Google and Apple products whenever possible, with the exception of youtube which is accessed via a gmail account that uses a pseudonym for a login. I don't use the gmail account for any email.
I've built a pfSense box with 3 network cards for a firewall/router and also use it for a proxy which my wifi network must log into in order access the rest of the network and/or Internet.
My wifi network uses WPA2 with aes encryption and is in a DMZ on a different subnet. It also employs MAC address filtering.
And I browse with common sense.