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Not sure how to directly contact you.


IN your General PC articles, you might want to add a note that

a review of the 800-60 standard for setting up computer security

would go a long way to help secure ones system.


Most users do NOT know about this standard but is basically the bible on computer security setup.

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Yes.   There are two volumes.





The National Institute of Standards puts out a number of publications.

The appendix goes into quite some detail. 

I believe most of the major software companies (e.g Microsoft, Oracle, etc)  may be on the committee.




If so, then with recent revelations I'm not sure that I would want to use a government-approved security setup.


You have a point.  From my understanding 80 percent of all computer systems have been compromised.

Not sure what is the alternative.  As long as computer code has hooks and NOPs, IMO will be vulnerable.


Years ago I came to the conclusion only secure way (to surf the net) is to have a sacrificial computer where

NO information is  exchanged between that computer (outside accessible) and your primary (inhouse only)

This slows down the business process (cut / copy / paste), but if you have propriety information you don't want to lose, only way that is really secure.


If you have a better alternative, I'd like to know where to go.

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