Farelf Posted May 30, 2005 Share Posted May 30, 2005 Unfortunately I seem to have little capacity to absorb the detail of security technicalities, consequently I spend much of my time in "anxious concern" about what my vulnerabilities might be *right now*. Sure, firewalls are up, all the "recommended" things looked to but received wisdom in a constantly changing world is scant consolation to the truly paranoid+. So, I felt good about being steered to an online testing facility that even I could understand: http://www.grc.com/ (follow the links to ShieldsUp! - near the bottom of the extensive list of apps - and hit the "Proceed" button when ready) *Now* I feel better! But who says I can trust the tester? Well, I found it recommended in a forum at: http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/ Hmmm ... which seems to be run by mutant Gen Xers ;-) [Further addition, following prompting from Wazoo - the facility is provided by the author of SpinRite - the utility Windows *should* have provided instead of ScanDisk and before Defrag.] + not really paranoid - "they" actually are out to get us all, aren't they? Or can we take comfort in knowing *we* are smarter than are they? Even basic probability theory indicates such belief might be "delusory". I found the test site seriously reassuring. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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