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The ultimate solution is a bit inconvenient. Just keep the system from making connection in any single way, with the world outside. There is just no way to keep a ...
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- 06-16-2009 #11
There is just no way to keep a computer safe from mal ware. All you can do is do your best to prevent it and pray it will be ok.
- 06-16-2009 #12Originally Posted by Bemk
I think a lot of the trick is to maintain a good firewall. But I must admit my inbound traffic gets a lot better look than my outbound traffic. Maybe it's time to remedy that...Can't tell an OS by it's GUI
- 06-17-2009 #13
- 06-17-2009 #14
Doing your best is just doing as much as you possibly can, which also means that if you don't know how to, you just learn how to code and then use that knowledge to improve the code to stay safe. That's pretty difficult, but it is the best way to be sure your system is safe.
- 06-17-2009 #15
I think it is more a question of growing a healthy sense of which sources you can trust.
The bad thing about this is that it takes time. The people joining the Internet today do have a hard start, as they take everything they see online at face value.Debian GNU/Linux -- You know you want it.
- 06-17-2009 #16
- 06-18-2009 #17"I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
- 06-18-2009 #18
I really wouldn't worry about problems arising this way. Unless you are found to have given out your details intentionally or through unforgiveable negligence your money is well insured. I have friends in the business and I can tell you that they can easily tell genuine cases of loss from scammers in a heartbeat
- 06-18-2009 #19
Personally the advantages I get from buying some things and banking online are worth the additional effort and increased risk. If I had to use Windows and IE for the transactions I may feel a little differently ... but I don't .
Use whatever works for you ... but not using a facility = no risk ... is not alway true
- 06-20-2009 #20