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    [SOLVED] Re: Important: community effort to harden Ubuntu

    You might be interested in looking at Request Policy, RefControl, Browser Protect and cookie whitelist with buttons. They're quite underated addons and find they help ensure my privacy esp having...
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    Re: Book, Movie, and Game: 1 Recommendation Each

    Book: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

    Film: Another Earth

    Game: Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
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    [ubuntu] Re: The ubuntu is 100% safe promise

    I found this thread when searching about security and read it entirely and I must say even though it may seem negligent, I think it's great for someone to have said what the OP has said. In the year...
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    Re: Changing Boot Order

    I went for your first solution and got it working and I'm happy to change things around when the kernel changes again. Thank you.



    I did try this method first but couldn't get it working at...
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    [all variants] Re: Are We Being Paranoid?

    So I guess the moral to this thread that it's not paranoia to be security conscious but more of a case that you can never be too careful.
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    Changing Boot Order

    I feel so ashamed to ask how to do this for various reasons but how do you change it so that you boot into Windows by default rather than Ubuntu?

    I have tried looking at solutions such as on this...
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    [all variants] Re: Are We Being Paranoid?

    Yes that is true, and I should have considered that it's just that I've been annoyed too many times by Mac owners...
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    Re: Not to Defend Windows or Anything...

    Security isn't the only reason I use Linux. I find I can do certain thigs much more easily and I just find it more tranquil which is just a personal thing. I do wish that Linux worked as well as a...
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    [all variants] Re: Are We Being Paranoid?

    Sorry it's taken a while to reply to your post particularly as you made quite a big effort with it.

    I guess 12 years of not being hacked is pretty good going. You say that firewalls weren't much...
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    [all variants] Re: Are We Being Paranoid?

    I'm beginning to think almost anything you do online can lead you into some sort of trouble.

    I remember a friend telling me about a free film site so I thought I'd see what it was like and it...
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    [all variants] Re: Are We Being Paranoid?

    I was looking into how vulnerable Macs can be and I found this:

    http://www.justanswer.com/mac-computers/6n03g-someone-hacked-mac.html

    A person has had their card details stolen and said this:
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    [all variants] Re: Are We Being Paranoid?

    This thread is becoming a bit of an eye opener for me in some ways as I thought my security practises were quite solid but I wasn't aware you could find maleware on sites that you think might be...
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    [all variants] Re: Are We Being Paranoid?

    I think that's the big and something that never occured to me, just because a computer is running ok doesn't mean it's not infected. I guess I assumed that a sure sign of getting a virus would mean...
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    [all variants] Re: Are We Being Paranoid?

    I totally I agree. I just experience people mocking me for the FF addons I use such as NoScript and Request Policy where I have to configure my pages.
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    [all variants] Re: Are We Being Paranoid?

    The last computer I had which was ten years ago pretty much got wiped out by viruses and other nasties which is why I take my security so seriously now. People who see my security set up think I'm...
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    [all variants] Are We Being Paranoid?

    I take my computer security fairly seriously as do a lot of people on this forum but I wonder at times whether I'm being over cautious or just making things more difficult for myself.

    I have a...
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    [other] Geany

    I'm about to install Geany and I've noticed there area huge number of plugins and I was wondering how essential they are to how well that it runs and if I'd be okay just running the program as it is....
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    Re: Ubuntu Scrabble

    fried
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    Re: Dropbox Referrals thread

    It'd be really great if you joined Dropbox with my referral link. Thank you.

    http://db.tt/KbqpxFja
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    [SOLVED] Re: Deleting Linux and Reinstalling

    I don't let anyone use my PC and I've managed to keep it healthy and virus free and that's how it will stay. I better mark this thread as solved!
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    [SOLVED] Re: Deleting Linux and Reinstalling

    Melting the drive comes easily by just using Ubuntu;) .
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    [SOLVED] Re: Deleting Linux and Reinstalling

    :P That'd definitely work but as you say I would like to use the drive again.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Deleting Linux and Reinstalling

    But just out of interest as I suspect you have the knowledge, what is the best way of scrubbing a computer drive clean?
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    [SOLVED] Re: Deleting Linux and Reinstalling

    Lol. I don't think I have to worry about the FBI. I just wanted a cleaned up hard drive for the best possible install. This is in preparation for the long term release in April.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Deleting Linux and Reinstalling

    I still don't get what I should be doing. Nothing seems to work:confused:
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