@QuHno said in Worrying news about Startpage and DuckDuckGo:
@Dr-Flay I wonder why hidemysearches doesn't use POST but GET in their search form at the top of the about page and on their homepage ...
All search engine I use are put in POST, Startpage too
@urfausto said in the one and only legit FREE antivirus for WINDOWS:
@Catweazle you should read the article first lol
I've read it, with opinions from people who think Commodo is a good AV
Most browsers that do not belong to a large company and also OpenSource, offer good privacy.Vivaldi, together with Brave, are perhaps the best privacy they offer, apart from TOR, which can only be liked by masochists for normal network use. In Firefox I am not convinced much in a good privacy lately. It would be perhaps shorter the list of browsers that obviously track our activities, one of them Opera, where in its Android version I could see 11 trackers
@raed I was reading this a few hours ago. I predicted someone would unlock the updates just as they did with XP.
MS did not close that loop-hole so maybe they will leave this alone also.
Others do not share my feeling
@iAN-CooG That really is cutting off your nose to spite your face.
All I did was disable the service that downloaded the Win10 stuff. It had nothing what-so ever to do with the regular updates apart from the fact you got the client that downloads it, as an update.
In the past couple of years there has been many security updates, for very easy to exploit vulnerabilities.
We can assume you have not even received RDP and SMB patches, so would hope you never show in shodan.
You also have the option to use offline updaters, which again do not put Win 10 in your PC, just the updates and security fixes.
2 years is a very long time in malware and exploits.
@Dr-Flay The problem is that enterprise function could mean paid google API which is not under BSD licence.
Something like brave/mozilla could be implemented but we probably need an our store - as most chrome extensions will stop to support/use webrequest api even if still accessible.
@jamesbeardmore said in Recommendations for anti-virus to replace Avast Premier.:
Sorry to resurrect an old thread but yes, you read it correctly, 1.2 GB - but that's with a bunch of custom databases in addition to ClamAV's standard databases.
Don't worry - the thread is still going far as I'm concerned
I'm not so much worried about memory usage during a scan, since that's something I'm doing rarely anyway. It makes sense that it would load the database into memory when scanning, for speed of lookup.
What's more interesting is the memory use during regular background usage, and to a certain extent CPU usage during such background monitoring as well, but it's harder to get data on obviously.
For instance Avast in the background uses ~80MB, and to be honest I doubt I'll be able to find any that uses less.
loads of fluff, big fonts, vast white spaces and dumbed-down options for idiots.
I know, it seems every single AV solution is following the same UI design now, in the end they all look exactly the same... all for the sake of being "user-friendly".
I'm reminded of this quote:
The user's going to pick dancing pigs over security every time
-- Bruce Schneier
I also receive only Defender updates on demand. In Windows itself you can configure all this, but many privacy settings in Windows 10 are quite hidden and sometimes require diving through several submenus. To do it with one click, I have O&O Shutup10 installed, a small utility that summarizes all the possible settings that affect privacy in a simple menu.
It's a standalone app, freeware
They lost me when they ditched Presto. I tried really hard to be a team player, to stick with them as they brought the new browser up to snuff. Their whole attempt at redefining bookmarks though was too misguided and too long lived. By the time they finally acquiesced and brought bookmarks back I had already moved on to other browsers. It was a tough few years never feeling quite at home in my browser until Vivaldi came along picked up the torch that Opera had dropped. On the desktop I was home again. But my browsing experience wasn't complete until my faith was rewarded and the Android beta was opened to the public. Now there are just a few minor tweaks & a couple of important features left (implementing extensions on Android is the most important), but being able to sync bookmarks makes my research flow much more streamlined. Opera is but a distant memory, Vivaldi is the present and foreseeable future.
Without seeing the advanced info it could be any number of reasons why it fails for some.
The advanced info will show if it is trying to use a cert that is revoked, wrong or if it cannot be validated.
I generally rely on the cert and config scan provided by Qualys
and for a general overview of site security and reputation
They probably have something interfering with the cert on their devices.
Unfortunately the only extension that can shed more light is abandoned since the last major change in extension API in Firefox.
Perspectives can show the key for the cert on a domain as seen by multiple servers around the world. This can show if different certs are being seen for some reason.
@Dr-Flay said in Google's 'secret web tracking pages' explained:
are you OK with Tom, Dick and Harry buying far more personal info about you
I don't have any economic loss if they do so, if anything, they are just profiling which ads I might be interested in. All they know about "me" is that from this IP I visit some site and do some searches.
Too bad for them, I block all ads with uBlock Origin, they can try all they want but I don't even see the ads they're trying to feed me.
I really don't know what people have to fear if they gather statistics on what I visit. Quoting the article: "That data was not seen by him but could have included information about age and gender, habits, social media usage, ethnicity or political affiliation, he said."
And who cares? Only people that HAVE something to hide. They better not use the internet. I don't fear anyone who knows my age and gender, why should I? You can even see my age on my profile here. Now tell me, that it's a google problem? Or it's Vivaldi that shouldn't allow me to tell others which is my birthdate? Because it's a "sensitive info"? Of course I can tell you a secret: I don't use my birthdate as a PIN/Password, who does it's just an idiot and DESERVE to be ripped off if he does