Poll What are your security and privacy 2018 New Year's resolutions ?

Discussion in 'General Security Discussions' started by TrinitronMSDOS, Dec 25, 2017.

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In 2018, to improve your overall security & privacy, you are planning to (multiple choice possible):

  1. Change your AV/Security Suite for a different one

    9 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. Add an extra layer of security (anti-malware, firewall, sandbox, white listing software, etc...)

    11 vote(s)
    17.5%
  3. Use an Ad-Blocker

    7 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. Use a password manager

    7 vote(s)
    11.1%
  5. Activate 2 step authentication for your accounts

    8 vote(s)
    12.7%
  6. Add extra browser extensions (HTTPS Everywhere, Ghostery, etc...)

    9 vote(s)
    14.3%
  7. Use a backup/disk imaging software (or be more serious with your manual backups)

    12 vote(s)
    19.0%
  8. Use a VPN

    13 vote(s)
    20.6%
  9. Do other changes (please specify in comments bellow)

    3 vote(s)
    4.8%
  10. Nothing, you're perfectly satisfied as it is (feel free to specify why in comments bellow)

    31 vote(s)
    49.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. TrinitronMSDOS

    TrinitronMSDOS Level 2

    Sep 29, 2017
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    339
    Graphic Designer
    Monaco
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    With 2018 around the corner, the traditional "New Year's resolution" comes to mind to many of us. Dropping a few pounds, going to the gym, eating healthier... those are the "classics".

    But what about your security and safety setup ? Have you given any thoughts about what you could do to improve it ? Are you planning to ? Or are you perfectly happy with how things are as of now for you ?

    Don't hesitate to comment on what you are satisfied with and what you're planning to change (if you are) and why.

    Also, please note that while multiple choices are possible for the poll, the last "Nothing" option should be selected alone for obvious reasons.

    I wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you had a wonderful time with your families and friends ;)
     
  2. bribon77

    bribon77 Level 10

    Jul 6, 2017
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    3,367
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    #2 bribon77, Dec 25, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2017
    I'm satisfied with my configuration I won't change for a while, why? because I've got it all covered.
    1 Emsisoft antimalware.
    2 Comodo Firewall Cs.
    3 Hard_Configurator.
    4 Sandboxie.
    5 VPN: Avira Phantom and Windscribe.
    6 linux: Xubuntu Lts.
     
  3. Flengo

    Flengo Level 1

    Oct 19, 2017
    41
    261
    Australia
    Linux
    I'm perfectly satisfied with my current privacy and security practices.
    However, my goal for 2018 is to get more people aware of security and privacy issues and show them simple ways to make things better for them (password managers, ad blockers etc.) - maybe even move a few people in my family over to Linux on their PCs.
     
  4. davisd

    davisd Level 9

    Feb 2, 2016
    403
    4,588
    Latvia
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    #4 davisd, Dec 25, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2017
    In 2018 focusing on Privacy/Online anonymity. I have normally used VPN's on-demand (F-Secure Freedome and Avira Phantom), but times changes and need to take privacy more seriously now. Evaluating two paid VPN services currently for the next few months, to see which one is more reliable to be set for 24/7, AirVPN or Windscribe. ISP's in my country are tracking and storing user records, so not going to let them, and since I use 4G unlimited data plan on mobile active 24/7, I also need a VPN for that (trying different setups with AirVPN and OpenVPN for Android, and for Windscribe Android client/strongSwan for IKEv2 support). I preddict that 2018 there will be more intensive users online tracking/privacy monitoring and so I am going to be ready for that. :notworthy:
     
  5. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
    Developer

    May 16, 2011
    17,162
    29,617
    Community manager
    Vietnam & France
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    All my entry points are properly covered. If i change something, it will be improving what i'm already using (better VPN, better Backup soft, etc...)
     
  6. DeepWeb

    DeepWeb Level 9

    Jul 1, 2017
    435
    1,412
    Nurse
    On a journey
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    I wish there were software that protects and scans firmware and UEFI.

    I also want something that tells me if the firmware on my IoT devices is up to date or how I can update it.
     
  7. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 15

    Jan 16, 2017
    711
    6,548
    SSD
    Windows 8.1
    Emsisoft
    I'll do backups more often than I currently do. May add some security softs like Hard Configurator, ERP, ReHIPS, OSarmor(removed for now) etc. Though this is for learning purposes rather than strengthening security.
     
  8. ItsReallyMe

    ItsReallyMe Level 2

    Dec 21, 2017
    52
    137
    Model
    Los Angeles
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    I'll add 2 step authentication to all my accounts and continue using VPN, and I may be changing my AV!
     
  9. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Level 8

    Mar 24, 2017
    396
    1,689
    Australia
    Windows 10
    ESET
    I won't be changing anything that I do, i'm happy with how everything is setup/config
     
  10. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

    Apr 1, 2017
    1,167
    5,166
    IRAN
    Windows 10
    ESET
    Activate 2 step authentication and backup my important text documents to MediaFire:notworthy:
     
  11. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

    Apr 1, 2017
    1,167
    5,166
    IRAN
    Windows 10
    ESET
  12. DeepWeb

    DeepWeb Level 9

    Jul 1, 2017
    435
    1,412
    Nurse
    On a journey
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
  13. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

    Apr 1, 2017
    1,167
    5,166
    IRAN
    Windows 10
    ESET
    Eset is top notch!
     
  14. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 33
    Content Creator

    Oct 9, 2016
    2,295
    5,745
    Far East
  15. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 33
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    Oct 9, 2016
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    #15 HarborFront, Dec 26, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2017
    Will add NVT OSArmor to my MS SP4 security setup below when the drivers are signed off

    For real-time protection

    ESET AV
    ZAL
    SUPERAntiSpyware Pro
    VoodooShield Free
    FortKnox Personal Firewall
    NetCut Defender
    Avira Phantom VPN Pro (with free ProtonVPN and WindScribe VPN)
    Shadow Defender
    USB Disk Security
    G Data USB Keyboard Guard

    For my MS SP3 the real-time protection to maintain as status quo

    EAM
    HMPA
    AdGuard for Desktop
    VoodooShield Free
    FortKnox Personal Firewall
    NetCut Defender
    Avira Phantom VPN Pro (with free ProtonVPN and WindScribe VPN)
    Shadow Defender
    USB Disk Security
     
  16. kev216

    kev216 Level 18
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    Aug 6, 2014
    896
    12,007
    Belgium
    Windows 10
    Sophos
    I don't think I'll change anything. I'm happy as it is now.
    I'll continue using my personal 6 rules of security:
    • Choose an antivirus that you like (i.e. not necessarily the one that has the highest detection ratio in every test or that has the most features with the most attractive names, or the biggest combination of products you can possible get. No the one that you are confortable with, that does it's job and runs smooth on your pc. Simply, the one that works for you.
    • Keep your software up-to-date (manually or with the software updater you like)
    • Choose strong passwords and store them safe (In your brain or password manager)
    • Use an adblocker extension while surfing the web.
    • Backup your imporant files regurarly.
    • And the most important one, use your brain while surfing. Common sense is still the best protection against malware!
     
  17. Emanuel Tomasin

    Emanuel Tomasin Level 3

    Nov 15, 2017
    111
    235
    Argentina
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    ZAL
    EAM
    ZoneAlarm Free.
     
  18. elquenunca

    elquenunca Level 1

    Dec 23, 2017
    3
    14
    españa
    Windows 10
    ESET
    I'm happy with my kaspersky security on a pc and eset on laptop
     
  19. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Level 8
    Content Creator

    May 13, 2017
    376
    1,592
    Postal Worker
    Slovakia
    Windows 10
    I am fine (using "nothing"), though I have shuffled a few extensions this year and added a firewall, just to block outbound (flux, ccleaner, most importantly Windows 10).
     
  20. ZeroDay

    ZeroDay Level 22

    Aug 17, 2013
    1,116
    3,177
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    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    ^^ I'll be doing exactly this too. As far as security suites go KIS is my sweet spot, lots of config options, easily lock a system down. I'll be using Forticlient with a Forti device on another system, but apart from that I'm going do to what Umbra is doing - just keep building on what I already have.If I find a better VPN I'll switch. But KIS will be staying on my main machine, if you takeaway the sandboxing it's like CIS done correctly. It's a very strong suite indeed and the tweaks and rules that actually stay and don't disappear are endless. I will be trying out other security set ups on an old tower I have.

    I'm thinking of switching to Forti DNS although with Kaspersky's web filtering I'm not sure it would add much by way of protection.
     
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