SECURITY: Complete Nihonswede's Security Config 2021

Last updated
May 21, 2021
About
Personal, primary device
Additional PC users
Not shared with other users
Desktop OS
Windows 10
Linux distro
Mint 20.1 Ulyssa - Cinnamon
OS edition
Home
Login security
    • Password (Aa-Zz, 0-9, Symbols)
Primary sign-in
Microsoft account
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Other users
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Network firewall
ISP-issued router
Real-time protection
ESET Internet Security
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
ESET IS:
* Real-Time & Machine Learning Protection: (Malware + suspicious applications + potentially unsafe applications) -> Aggressive.
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
Hitman Pro, Malwarebytes AdwCleaner, Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Secure DNS
None
VPN
NordVPN
Password manager
1Password
Browsers, Search and Addons
Firefox(Ublock Origin, ClearURLS, NordVPN Browser Addon, 1Password, Tab Session Manager, Enhancer for YouTube)
Maintenance and Cleaning
Geforce Experience(GPU Drivers)
Personal Files & Photos backup
Manual Backup of important files to Google Drive
Personal backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
Device recovery & backup
AOMEI Backupper Pro - Backup of system on another drive.
Device backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
PC activity
  1. Browsing the web. 
  2. Emails. 
  3. Shopping. 
  4. Banking. 
  5. PC and cloud gaming. 
  6. Streaming. 
  7. App developer. 
Computer specs
No Brand/Custom Built:
CPU: Intel i5 3570k
GPU: GTX 1050 2gb
RAM: 32GB DDR3
Windows OS: 1TB SSD Samsung
Linux OS: 500GB SSD Samsung
Games: 500GB HDD Western Digital
Shared between Windows and Linux: 1TB HDD Samsung
Personal changelog
2020-12-26: Created System Backup
2020-12-28: Added EEK
2021-01-13: Installed Linux Mint(Dual-Boot)
2021-01-15: Enabled UFW in Mint
2021-02-09: Replaced Firefox Lockwise with 1Password(+ Firefox Addon)
2021-05-21: Replaced Kaspersky Internet Security with ESET Internet Security
Feedback Response

General feedback

NihonSwede

Level 1
Mar 7, 2020
46
How is Firefox Lockwise works for you?
It works relatively well. I pretty much only use Firefox, so it doesn't really matter that I cannot use it on other browsers. I did however notice that Firefox on my Android phone doesn't require me to authenticate at all in order for it to paste my email and password in the browser. I did post on the Firefox community, but so far haven't gotten any response.

EDIT: turns out that a master password/authentication feature existed for a previous version of the Firefox android app, but it was removed in an update. Seems like it won't come back for at least a while.
 
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NihonSwede

Level 1
Mar 7, 2020
46
2021-02-09: Replaced Firefox Lockwise with 1Password. Once I realized that Firefox doesn't require authentification on Android when using the browser, and even if I disabled it, it could be activated by anyone, I decided to switch to 1Password. So far, it seems to work just fine.
 

NihonSwede

Level 1
Mar 7, 2020
46
2021-05-21: Replaced Kaspersky Internet Security with ESET Internet Security.
Kaspersky suddenly did not like JetBrains products like IntelliJ and CLion. It blocked the launch of those applications, and had to disable KIS while using them.
Interractive mode with 50 popups when running certain applications is a bit annoying, either that or automatically blocking safe applications.
 
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