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    Anyone have more online security tips?

    Hey. Since it is Cyber Security Awareness month I've decided to take extra steps in defending myself online. I've researched various articles like this and such and gathered many tips. So I want to know what you guys and gals are doing to protect yourself? I use HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger and uBlock Origin plugins, NordVPN with CyberSec turned on, ProtonMail for mail, use Incognito mode very frequently. I think I'll keep my files in a cloud-based storage too. And of course 2 step authentification where possible. What do you use? I'm curious.

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    I think securing your business is the most important thing you can do so …

    1. Stay away from WordPress 3 out of every 4 websites that get hacked are WordPress websites.
    2. Stay away from PHP as it is the most hacked language in the world.

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    The best thing we can implement is updating everything to the latest - firmware, security patches and all. Having 100% security is not possible all the time, when we talk about internet stuff. There might be loopholes, that is why always have backups at least at 3 different places, or use RAID based backups which are more reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabylake View Post
    The best thing we can implement is updating everything to the latest - firmware, security patches and all. Having 100% security is not possible all the time, when we talk about internet stuff. There might be loopholes, that is why always have backups at least at 3 different places, or use RAID based backups which are more reliable.
    Hi cabylake I agree with having more than one backup and I would say RAID could be one of them but I would never make RAID my only option.

    First lets state the obvious, RAID 5 is never a good option. There is never a scenario where RAID 5 is the best option. It might be second best, but its never best.

    But instead of talking about the different types of arrays and their features, lets talk about just one of the properties of RAID.

    Lets say your using RAID 1 which is a ‘mirror-type RAID’, as it saves the same information on all disk.

    Now lets say some files on your system are corrupted so the way RAID 1 works is that the corrupted files are instantly saved on all disk arrays. So you can not retrieve the uncorrupted files.

    That is the one of the differences between a copy on a RAID array and backup copy.

    This means if a virus gets on the system and deletes everything RAID will erase everything and copy over it with nothing.

    Now lets say the server room catches on fire and the whole server burns, well your data is lost now.

    The entire point of RAID should be having many copies of your backup. Hard drive storage is cheap so it doesn’t make sense to combine two 1 TB hard drives to create a seamless 2 TB.

    The idea being if the hard drive fails, no problem, the system keeps running on the other drive and when you get a replacement for the failed one, RAID rebuilds it and starts mirroring data again.

    But what happens if the hardware RAID card fails ?

    Game Over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janeth View Post
    Hi cabylake I agree with having more than one backup and I would say RAID could be one of them but I would never make RAID my only option.

    First lets state the obvious, RAID 5 is never a good option. There is never a scenario where RAID 5 is the best option. It might be second best, but its never best.

    But instead of talking about the different types of arrays and their features, lets talk about just one of the properties of RAID.

    Lets say your using RAID 1 which is a ‘mirror-type RAID’, as it saves the same information on all disk.

    Now lets say some files on your system are corrupted so the way RAID 1 works is that the corrupted files are instantly saved on all disk arrays. So you can not retrieve the uncorrupted files.

    That is the one of the differences between a copy on a RAID array and backup copy.

    This means if a virus gets on the system and deletes everything RAID will erase everything and copy over it with nothing.

    Now lets say the server room catches on fire and the whole server burns, well your data is lost now.

    The entire point of RAID should be having many copies of your backup. Hard drive storage is cheap so it doesn’t make sense to combine two 1 TB hard drives to create a seamless 2 TB.

    The idea being if the hard drive fails, no problem, the system keeps running on the other drive and when you get a replacement for the failed one, RAID rebuilds it and starts mirroring data again.

    But what happens if the hardware RAID card fails ?

    Game Over!
    That is why having more than 1 backup solution is always better. RAID is only suitable for ongoing work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabylake View Post
    That is why having more than 1 backup solution is always better. RAID is only suitable for ongoing work.
    Agree 110% I was just worried because of the or ...

    Quote Originally Posted by cabylake View Post
    that is why always have backups at least at 3 different places, or use RAID based backups which are more reliable.
    I thought someone might read it and believe if they were using RAID they didn't need a backup. And then they get hacked and wonder why they can't back it up.

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