Linked by Alcibiades on Wed 4th Jan 2006 18:04 UTC
Windows Like a lot of people who have worked in the business, I find myself in conversations about computer security with people who are having problems or know people who have problems. I wrote this to save me from explaining the same thing over and over again to different people, and to save them the trouble of having to make notes as we talked. It was meant to be something you could give to a 'naive user' and have them be able to read and follow it more or less unaided, and while not being a complete guide, at least be something that made them more secure than before they got it.
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Hmm the bad thing...
by Gryzor on Wed 4th Jan 2006 23:44 UTC
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... about all this is that you have to spend a few hours tweaking stuff and the user will eventually break it all. Then you will have to do it again.

Windows is not ready for JoeUser's desktop ;)

With all the CPU Cycles that those programs will consume, the user will need a quad-core cpu (one for each program) ;)

Rant apart, I am shocked to see that windows does indeed need all this (I find it a little bit exaggerated).

An antivirus, Opera/FFox, MS Spyware and XP SP2 Firewall can cover most of the user stupidities. Outlook from Office XP is "ok" as well. Althought Thunderbird or OperaM2 may be better.

I don't like the comment that reads: "Keep all you information out of your pc"...

Well... I have a Macintosh and I Keep it ALL, Organized, classified and "secured". That's the purpose of a computer, isn't it?

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