Basic Security SFox's parents laptop Security Config 2021

Last updated
Sep 1, 2021
Use case
A device belonging to someone else
Shared with
Desktop OS
Linux OS
Kubuntu 20.04
Windows OS SKU
Login Unlock
with
Local account (offline)
Primary user
Administrator rights - Full permissions that can perform harmful changes
Additional users
Set with Standard user rights
OS updates
Check for updates (manual)
Network firewall
Third-party router [Mod: depreciated - please choose another option]
Always-on protection
Portmaster Firewall
Firewall (user-choice). See details below.
Custom RT/Firewall security
NextDNS is registered in the Portmaster firewall.
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic scanning
Secure DNS
Password manager
Avira password manager, Bitwarden password manager.
Browsers and Extensions
Vivaldi Browser, Mozilla Firefox. Addons in Vivaldi Browser: uBlock Origin, Avira password manager. Addons in Mozilla Firefox: uBlock Origin, Bitwarden password manager.
Utilities for Maintenance
Files & Photos backup
Mega Cloud
Files & Photos backup routine
Emergency recovery plan
Integrity of recovery plan
I have no recovery plan
Tasks performed
    • Working from home
    • Browsing the web
Feedback response

I am partially satisfied. General feedback is greatly appreciated, to make improvements to my overall security / privacy.


Level 8
Thread author
Jun 11, 2019
For my family, I decided to install Linux :) I chose one of the most colorful and flexible distributions. Since nothing but visiting social networks and searching for information, I did not really think about security, I taught only how to turn on the system and how to turn it off, manually check and install updates, the rest is all set up automatically, and authorization on the necessary sites, including :) For everyone browser - your own password manager for a family member. The portmaster installed the firewall just for the sake of interest in the new program, set it up a bit, found some bugs, but they do not interfere with the work with the system, maybe the developer will fix it later :) Maybe someone else from the knowledgeable members of the forum will say what can be added.


Level 8
Thread author
Jun 11, 2019
How important is it for Linux to make a complete copy of the system? It will be faster to install from scratch in this case, because there are only Vivaldi and Portmaster firewall as third-party programs, everything else comes out of the box, settings and plugins in browsers for synchronization, documents and personal files - in the cloud or now you can use this program for backup use, so reinstalling it clean is not a problem in this case.


Level 35
Top poster
Jul 6, 2017
Good option, to make a backup, you just need to have Macrium Reflect. On a USB.
1: Go to the Bios to make the USB start.
2: Make the copy with MR
3: To restore. You go to the bios to boot from the USB. And from there you restore.:)


Level 8
Thread author
Jun 11, 2019
Why double manager?
There were some problems with Bitwarden in Vivaldi on Linux, it sometimes turned off (gray icon) and had to re-enter the username and password. There was no problem on Mozilla Firefox. Therefore, I installed Avira's password manager in Vivaldi, which works without problems, and left Bitwarden in Firefox.