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Old 08-14-2006, 02:42 PM   #1
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Okay for my computer

For Firewall I use
Webroot desktop Firewall
Windows built in firewall

For spyware I use
Lavasoft adaware
Spybot search and destroy
Webroot spysweeper

For anti virus
AVG anti Virus!

Okay I never ever get hackers ro spyware or viruses none! But I want to know if their is a way to really make sure that im safe like i want to know if their is a way to test the security of my computer
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Old 08-14-2006, 04:10 PM   #2
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Nessus security scanner
http://www.nessus.org/

And you are never completly safe, someone on the same network could packet sniff and pick up banking infomation and hijack connections no matter how many firewalls you have.
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Old 08-14-2006, 04:12 PM   #3
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Okay I never ever get hackers ro spyware or viruses none!
Now that's a BOLD statement.

I would like to point out that a 'True' hacker i.e not a newbie,script kiddie etc could get past your basic security measures without a problem and/or any trace they had even been on your Computer.

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But I want to know if their is a way to really make sure that im safe like i want to know if their is a way to test the security of my computer
Simple answer to this is yes, simply don't connect to the internet.

But, as your on the internet now posting on this forums, the above isn't a option for you, I would suggest simple measures;

(1) Get a router, turn off UPNP and ping response in the routers menu options.
(2) Have a good firewall on all Computers connected to your home network (if you have one).
(3) Scan with Anti spyware/adware software on a regular basis.
(4) Install and keep updated a good anti virus program.
(5) If you would like privacy when surfing the net, use a VPN gateway (like ipig client) as it free and secure.
(6) If your a Windows users, make sure your fully patched up.

You could also use shieldsup at www.grc.com to scan your router/network for open ports.

There isn't a 100% safe way to use the internet as there are too many factors to take into account, but if you use the above options you'll be safer.

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Old 08-14-2006, 04:13 PM   #4
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Nessus security scanner
http://www.nessus.org/

And you are never completly safe, someone on the same network could packet sniff and pick up banking infomation and hijack connections no matter how many firewalls you have.
is that similar to AIM sniff...in a way? I always wanted to know what that was and how it works. I saw it way back in the day on G4...well, actually TechTV...

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Nessus security scanner
http://www.nessus.org/

And you are never completly safe, someone on the same network could packet sniff and pick up banking infomation and hijack connections no matter how many firewalls you have.
Indeed, the correct term is 'Man in the Middle' attack

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