Are you a security expert or…

New research: Comparing how security experts and non-experts stay safe online

What are you, expert or nonexpert?

My software is updated daily (at least), I have no AV-software (but Safe Browsing provides that functionality in the browser), most of my passwords are unique and strong enough, I use two-factor authentication (a.k.a. two-step verification) whenever possible, but I have no password manager. I don’t only visit websites I know, and I do share information (with friends).

I think I’m on the right side… (:NRD)

I am in the middle LOL ;D

I am using antivirus (CIS of course :wink: )
My passwords are strong enough and stored in a password manager.
I visit phishing and malicious websites to collect samples for community sake.
I even do not share some information with friends :-TU

What do you think about me? Which side am I on LOL

Yes, in the middle it seems. (:WIN) Using two-factor authentication? How about software updates?

My password manager has an option for this, I will check this.
When I am logging in my e-mails, I want confirmation with mobile messages.

I have very few softwares and I always keep my softwares up to date. So I have not worry about exploits.

What do you think :slight_smile:

Most major services support two-factor authentication. Here is an overview: How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Twitter (And Everywhere Else) | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Few and updates applications is good. Of course it also matters what software, particularly OS and browser we use. I use Ubuntu 64-bit and Chrome beta. While no software is unbreakable, Chromium’s sandbox on Linux is pretty solid, and so is Ubuntu’s ASLR-implementation.

Thank you for the link.
Actually, I have to use Windows due to some CAD applications. There is no alternative on Linux distros.
I have a question, why do not you use Firefox?
In the future releases (after v41 if I am not wrong) , Firefox will get multi-process support.
But I have no idea about sandboxing.

Windows 8.1 or 10 and Chromium 64-bit is a decent browsing platform. :wink:

Why not Firefox? Well, you answered your own question. :wink: Chromium has a superior architecture, and due to Chrome OS, Google is working ■■■■■■■ the Linux-version of Chromium, enhancing security and performance, etc.

With Servo, Firefox will become more interesting.

I only have Firefox on my Windows 7 x64. I can configure it well for my needs. But I cannot feel better while using Chromium. Lack of some extension supports and I always feel “I am getting spied” :smiley:

Firefox is not a bad browser, and if you don’t mind using beta, there is Firefox 64-bit for Windows:

Using Firefox beta means you will get Electrolysis (e10s) sooner. :wink:

On Linux, Flash Player for Firefox is obsolete ■■■■, stuck on 11.2 (still being patched, though), and without sandboxing. Chrome’s PepperFlash is up to date and sandboxed.

Thank you! I will switch to the Firefox x64 Beta :-TU

I deploy best practices from both sides. Guess Im an ExperNonPer. :smiley:

It is true your behaviour online plays an important role in staying secure.