Recent changes
Mar 15, 2020
Operating system
Linux
Sign-in account
Sign in with local account
Log-in security
    • Account password
Account permissions
Standard account
Security updates
Manually check for updates
Windows UAC
Not applicable
Malware samples
Yes - Malware samples are downloaded to a VM
Real-time Malware protection
None
Firewall protection
Integrated Firewall (Chrome OS, Linux)
Periodic scanners
None
VPN and Privacy
Browser extensions : Malwarebytes Browser Guard, Decentraleyes, WebRTC Control.
Browser(s) and Add-ons
Ungoogled-Chromium with extensions : Universal Bypass, WebRTC Control, Decentraleyes, HTTPS Everywhere, I don't care about cookies, Malwarebytes Browser Guard, Buster and Dark Reader.

Tor with no extensions at all.
Maintenance tools
None
Photos and Files backup
None
File backup schedule
No photo or file backups
Backup and rollback
None
Backup schedule
None
Activity usage
  1. Computer games
  2. Generic web browsing
  3. Testing the limits of security software

Computer hardware
Custom built Desktop PC :
CPU : Intel Pentium G3258 @ 3.20 GHz
GPU : Integrated into CPU
RAM : 6GB DDR3
Storage : 1TB Samsung HDD at 7200 RPM
PSU : Antec High Current Gamer at 400W
Your changelog
Replaced uBlock Origin with Malwarebytes Browser Guard.
Staff notes
  1. This setup configuration doesn't have a backup plan. We strongly recommend to add a backup solution for your data so that you can restore it in the case of an emergency.
    Backing up allows the recovery of data that has been lost due of a malware attack (eg. ransomware) or a hard disk crash. In such events you might lose family photos, your music collection, documents, or financial data. Backups are fast and simple to perform so it should be done on a regular basis.

Sampei Nihira

Level 6
Verified
(y);)
Linux users are vulnerable to Phishing.
Ungoogled-Chromium does not have Google Safe Browsing.
In my opinion you should as a precaution at least enter a valid DNS for Phishing, and adopt, if you have not already done so some list in UBO specific for Phishing.

You use WebRTC Control.
I would be curious to know how Ungoogled-Chromium behaves for WebGL, Canvas test .... etc ..... etc
Thanks so much.
 

LDogg

Level 33
Verified
(y);)
Linux users are vulnerable to Phishing.
Ungoogled-Chromium does not have Google Safe Browsing.
In my opinion you should as a precaution at least enter a valid DNS for Phishing, and adopt, if you have not already done so some list in UBO specific for Phishing.

For phishing, I would suggest Netcraft, even in tests now, it's simply THE best extension out there to stop phishing sites. Some filterlists for adblockers that are solely designed for phishing do not hold their weight compared to Netcraft.

~LDogg
 

Sampei Nihira

Level 6
Verified
For phishing, I would suggest Netcraft, even in tests now, it's simply THE best extension out there to stop phishing sites. Some filterlists for adblockers that are solely designed for phishing do not hold their weight compared to Netcraft.

~LDogg

Netcraft is good.(y):)

Even my New Moon like Ungoogled-Chromium does not have Google Safe Browsing.
However, I prefer to use equally valid alternatives compared to the extension you mention.
 

harlan4096

Moderator
Verified
Staff member
Malware Hunter
@AnErrupTion:

In Data BackUp, consider also to run manual backups of important data to external devices, and/or in cloud services.

In System Backup, You may add some cloning disk/image disk tool for Linux.

A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.

Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing :)
 

AnErrupTion

Level 1
@AnErrupTion:

In Data BackUp, consider also to run manual backups of important data to external devices, and/or in cloud services.

In System Backup, You may add some cloning disk/image disk tool for Linux.

A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.

Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing :)
I create myself my passwords, they are good (more than 10 characters) and I can remember all of them, so I don't need any password manager.
For system backup, I don't really care as what I care is my data.
For data backup, maybe I'll consider getting some external HDD.
 

Parsh

Level 25
Verified
Trusted
Malware Hunter
Good to see another programmer on Linux :)
Which firewall do you use... CLI based Iptables?
Linux is less targeted. However, one should just be careful about the binaries that one downloads and use reputable repositories only. I'm sure you are aware of that.

Linux usually doesn't call for an antivirus... so maybe a reputable browser plugin with huge a db and that also has a linux antivirus counterpart, to block malicious sites and repos will be a good supplement.
Have you tried AppArmor (if you're looking for something advanced)? Just curious.
 

AnErrupTion

Level 1
Good to see another programmer on Linux :)
Which firewall do you use... CLI based Iptables?
Linux is less targeted. However, one should just be careful about the binaries that one downloads and use reputable repositories only. I'm sure you are aware of that.

Linux usually doesn't call for an antivirus... so maybe a reputable browser plugin with huge a db and that also has a linux antivirus counterpart, to block malicious sites and repos will be a good supplement.
Have you tried AppArmor (if you're looking for something advanced)? Just curious.
I'm using Ubuntu's default firewall, and no I haven't tried AppArmor.
Also, Avast is and will always be , always remember that. Even when I was on Windows before switching to Linux, I had no antivirus and everything was fine.