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        04-29-2009, 07:42 AM
      #21
    Foal
    Better, but still vulnerable, and virus attacks have slightly increased for Mac as it is quite mainstream now.

    I'd say, build a network, with a gateway, then a Freebsd firewall and run a decent IDS on it. Then Only use Mac or *nix systems behind that.

    That's my setup here, but I mean, the average user won't have the knowledge to create such defenses.
         
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        04-29-2009, 10:03 PM
      #22
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    Lol I wouldnt get to paranoid. IDK where the person in the above post got their statistics from, or if they are true or not. Wether it is or not though...I feel that it is important to say that a lot of the programs trying to access your system are harmless and are not big bad viruses trying to take over your system and steal your information. Don't get me wrong, there are those kind out there....but no need to get nuts about it. Make a backup copy of all the files that you would cry over if you lost, get yourself a decent antivirus program that runs in real time and keep it updated, run complete scans on your files from time to time, make sure your firewall is turned on and you should be fine.
         
        04-30-2009, 02:09 AM
      #23
    Foal
    Exactly. But I'm not paranoid.

    I chat to other hackers on IRC, and I'm connected 24/7. Just like me, most of them are their to talk about security issues and make an improvement on things.

    However, I'm sure there are many that are Black Hats. And as you know, connecting to IRC automatically sends your current Ip to the channel for everyone's viewing. If you encrypt it then that's different, only thing is, they can easily ping you and then check their IP tables to find your IP.

    So in the end, for the averagee user, what you said in the last post was fine. I think I should add that Windows Firewall should not be used. Turn it off and get a better one, like ZoneAlarm or any other variant of your choice.
         

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