smkinoshita - many security pro's I know get the passwords right but still share the information on the secret questions across multiple accounts. If I can get your answers from your facebook page I will just change your password...
Not only is a single signon kinda scary but it messes up a lot of personal security in my opinion. I have several kinds of passwords -- some for low-importance items that won't hurt me, to mid-level stuff that won't hurt me but is important, to high-stuff that I want to make sure is secure.
I keep hoping that at some point basic Internet security and safety will be a mandatory class in public school -- from dealing with trolls and cyberbulling to the understanding of long-term consequences of social media and sharing as well as the techniques used by cyber-scum.
I think there's a psychological barrier. People are so emotionally and physically close to their smartphones, they can't believe they're "owned" by someone else. One reason they take so little care with pins.
@phenrycissp: Is it better to attempt to be proactive or just stick to being reactive? You mention looking at logs, but log mining is a very tedious process especially if you don't know exactly what you're looking for. How do you feel about dashboards for monitoring network activity?
Victor - yes the malware comes from a "driveby malware website" but it still has to execute on your PC and that is whre white listing comes in to play - I don't care haow it is delivered if I am using whitelisting...
On white listing in the simplest of terms... only allows validated code that is explicetly permitted to run to ever execute on a given machine... it goes a long way at mitigating malware... a new day zero exploit hits your machine and your running traditional AV and your toast..... if your running a whitelisting solution it is stopped in its tracks..
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