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abe10tiger


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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun 2011, 02:41    Post_subject:  Security Measures needed for puppy linux?  

I know Puppy Linux is safe and all from viruses but are there any security measures I need to take to really ensure safety?

I'm just curious and all and I don't really know much about Puppy Linux yet so I thought about asking about this.

Thanks in advance. Razz

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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun 2011, 02:53    Post_subject:  

Where are your weaknesses?

Ignorance?
Educate yourself Smile
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/security

Are you the only person using your computer?
Use multisession

Are you giving out info on Facebook or to any phish
that comes swimming by?

You could GROWL . . .
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=335216#335216

. . . or you could turn on the Puppy firewall with the autowizard
and run happily ever after . . . Smile

Hope that helps Smile

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abe10tiger


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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun 2011, 02:54    Post_subject:  

Thanks for the reply. That'll really help. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun 2011, 14:28    Post_subject:  

Lobster wrote:
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Lobster, your my man.

Thank you very much.

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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun 2011, 14:42    Post_subject:  

abe10tiger wrote:
Thanks for the reply. That'll really help. :D


I have another reply. You joined and established yourself for a few hours and then you updated your signature to link to a commercial website.

I agree with Lobster : Educate yourself :) You have general question, there is a lot of general information already assembled on this forum to go over.

As far as Lobster's question Ignorance?

I believe quite to the contrary, abe10tiger is very savvy. Abe10tiger, want to call my bluff on that?

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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun 2011, 21:46    Post_subject:  

Sorry about that Bruce B. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2011, 14:47    Post_subject: Re: Security Measures needed for puppy linux?  

abe10tiger wrote:
I know Puppy Linux is safe and all from viruses but are there any security measures I need to take to really ensure safety?
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Perhaps it's not bad if to start using "Puppy Linux" from "pUPnGO"(http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=51478).

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2011, 22:11    Post_subject:  

postfs1,

This thread won't make sense without a brief explanation. Everyday 'new members' sign on to promote something. If the first post is promoting something, it is likely to get removed.

These removals give us as a spam free environment even though we are being spammed. Removal of certain material also prevents people from using the Forum to get better search engine rankings for the promoted website.

In this case the new member signed up with no signature, made posts and got established. Later he added the signature. It no longer exists with the link. In other words what you see is different than what was there.

I hope things make more sense with a little explanation on my part.

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jun 2011, 02:39    Post_subject:  

Haha I got fooled by the Anime Avatars. Them are kind of cute yes.
Still a kind of cheating to use such to distract us from being observant on links.

So that is how to do it. First appear to be the real thing and then sneak in the link to the spam and then even apologize. Kind of friendly spam that one.

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Jun 2011, 05:16    Post_subject:  

Guys, I wasn't trying to promote or advertise anything. It's just selfish old me trying to be popular. I'm just selfish trying to gain fame and I hate my self. I didn't want to cause any trouble here, I just wanted to ask a few questions because I've never heard of Puppy Linux before.

I know I'm ignorant but please forgive me, I'm a young lad who's just trying to fit in. I'm not attentive either and I'm lazy to search for questions, that's why I ask.

I'm not trying to be dramatic and all, just explaining myself. Puppy Linux really saved the life of my 'antique laptop' and I really am grateful! Sorry for being suspicious but I'm not planning to do anything bad!

This might get me banned but I won't stop using Puppy Linux.

Forgive me once more. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Jun 2011, 05:44    Post_subject:  

You're the most brilliant forum social engineer I've ever seen and/or what you say you are. I hope you find a happy home here.

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Jun 2011, 05:55    Post_subject:  

Abe cool that you got the browser crashes solved. I trust that it is that you don't have enough memory. I bought a Desktop way back in 2003 or 4 and that one was a HP/Compaq and maybe it was 256 MB as you also have. So that can be challenging if one open many tabs and have youtube going.

I love this text from you.

Quote:
In Wary Puppy, whenever I click the browse button, only Sea Monkey comes out and nothing else.


I hope it brought a big smile on Barry Kauler's face knowing how surprised us newbies get when it is not Firefox that greet us but SeaMonkey instead.

Devs like Barry love SM due to it is small and still have features that none else have for that size.

Reason is them want Puppy to boot to RAM and that makes Puppy super fast compared to how Knoppix or other like Ubuntu behaved in same situations. So to them SM is better than FF but your you and me we prefer FF even if it is big.

A true mystery is it not Smile

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