Advanced Security Carl Fish Security Config 2024

Last updated
Jan 14, 2024
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
macOS 14 Sonoma
On-device encryption
N/A
Log-in security
    • Basic account password (insecure)
Security updates
Allow security updates and latest features
Update channels
Allow stable updates only
User Access Control
N/A - Linux / Mac / Other operating system
Smart App Control
Off
Network firewall
Enabled
About WiFi router
I don't know anything about it
Real-time security
Norton 360 for Mac
Firewall security
Other - Internet Security (3rd-party)
About custom security
Mac os default security
Periodic malware scanners
none
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Environment for malware testing
none
Browser(s) and extensions
Safari
Secure DNS
default dns
Desktop VPN
none
Password manager
Last pass
Maintenance tools
none
File and Photo backup
external hard disks
Subscriptions
    • None
System recovery
none
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Logging into my bank account
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Sharing and receiving files and torrents
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
    • Streaming audio/video content from shady sites
Computer specs
M2 Pro MacBook
Notable changes
Norton 360 for Mac
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That's great! It's always a good idea to have a well-thought-out and secure configuration for your PC setup. However, in order to provide more specific feedback and suggestions, it would be helpful if you could provide more details about your setup. Can you please share the components you have chosen for your PC, as well as any security measures you have implemented?
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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Apr 24, 2016
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i'd recommend just exporting to dashlane free or bitwarden free...
I would limit that to Bitwarden free:
On November 7th, Dashlane Free users will be able to store 25 passwords, rather than unlimited passwords, on their device of choice.
 

Ink

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Silent Knight may be of some interest.

Please check the included help files before running the file.
 

Nevi

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Apr 7, 2016
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gone over to Mac, do I need antivirus?

If anything I would say it has actually improved in recent years. The initial release of the revamped product line (with Standard, Plus, and Premium editions) had quite a few issues and awkward UI limitations that have all been addressed now. Top notch product all around I would say.

System impact is minimal, on par with Eset on my system. Fewer bugs than Eset as well on my end, which I stopped using recently after so many issues with each release since 2023.

I also expected it to suffer in quality after the war and all the sanctions around it, but the outcome was the opposite.
Although I know that Macs CAN be infected, the only I use, is a VPN. And of course my brain. I think that's the most important factor in all computer security. I have used Macbooks the last 3 years, I have no bad experience to use my MacBook without an antivirus.
Unlike Windows, Macs have a lot of security built into the system. But in the end, it must be yourself who makes the decision.
 
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