Online Security: How to keep your e-gold and other accounts safe?

@moreinfo (3866)
China
December 15, 2006 2:28pm CST
Nowadays, there are too many viruses, trojans, keyloggers and malicious scripts and softwares out there, aiming to steal your money and comprise your accounts. How to keep your e-gold and other money safe? - Firewall a must! - Antivirus system effective and up to dated! - Antitrojan system like SpyBot search and destroy Spyware Blast You MUST have the above three systems installed and updated! And always try to use firefox to access your accounts, NOT internet explorer! More comments please!
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32 responses
@huanghaozi (1474)
• Egypt
2 Feb 07
Yes , if you want to keep your e-gold and other money safe , I think you must have a good Firewall first . Sencond is setting up long password . such as "m1o5r7e8i6n2f9o4" .
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@moreinfo (3866)
• China
5 Feb 07
anymore comments on e-gold security, and online safety?
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@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
22 Feb 07
i make a superb complicating password but still get hacked..=.=
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• United States
16 Dec 06
No Virus - No Virus!
Well amazingly you can protect yourself for free! Here are 3 good antivirus programs just get 1 - AVG antivirus, Avast antivirus, and there's a program called antivir. Here are some good free firewalls - ZoneAlarm and Kerio (pick just 1) Here are some adware, spyware, and malware removers - Adaware, spybot, and spyware blaster. Get all 3 of these. Use spybot first, adaware 2nd, and then protect yourself with spyware blaster. If you need more help don't hesitate to Send me a friend request and you can message me;)
@moreinfo (3866)
• China
16 Dec 06
very HELPFUL comments! I would suggest all those interested members read your comments and try to follow the steps! Thanks, buddy!
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• United States
16 Dec 06
thanks to you also :)
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• Philippines
16 Dec 06
Thanks for this one, I'll try to keep this in mind. Can you recommend any goods ones for all three,though?
@moreinfo (3866)
• China
16 Dec 06
You could read Opteron's excerlent comments: Firewall: ZoneAlarm, there are possible other free firewalls Antivirus: Kaspersky, the free Panda one is also good Antitrojans: Spybot, Spyware Blast, IPArmour Browser: Firefox
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
7 Mar 07
hey, can i download these from the internet for free or do i have to buy them all? And if i download them, do they just scan the computer or do they also disinfect and quarantine?
@buenavida (8960)
• Sweden
6 Mar 07
Thanks - that was a lot of good advice. I am using Panda Platinum and Ewido, these both should work well together. Another thing, I never keep much money in my e-gold account, they are working in different programs. When I start to earn more, I hope to find a card I can use in any ATM to take out the money very quickly. Any suggestions on a good card I could use safely??
@moreinfo (3866)
• China
6 Mar 07
too many frauds in the e-gold debit cards arena, and always too expensive. so not interested in card at all. but you could look for moreinfo at the card forum at talkgold.
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@Desdemona (1305)
• Canada
16 Dec 06
Yes there is a ton of malicious activity happenning. I try to keep everything up-to-date and change my passwords frequently. Also, a good thing is to have a long password that incorporates numbers and signs. Works for me atleast! Interesting story about phishing I would like to share. It just happened to my friend a few weeks ago. They received an email to update their norton anti-virus subscription. They followed the link, inputted their credit card information to buy another year of Norton...and wham...no subscirption and the credit card info was stolen. So, even though the norton linked website looked exactly like the norton website..it was not legit. It was a copied version created by the phisher. My only concern is, how do we know were not being directed to the wrong website when we log into our accounts?
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@moreinfo (3866)
• China
16 Dec 06
You made a good example here. Security is number ONE issue for all of those online earners! You could NEVER stress enough!
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@raghwagh (1528)
• India
16 Dec 06
Money - Money Curriency
Thanks for this information.I will like to add as one must change his e-gold and paypal passwords frequently to reduce the chances of getting robbed.Also the password should be some what difficult.Alsso after closing the e-gold or paypal account one must clean the history and cookies if any.
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@moreinfo (3866)
• China
16 Dec 06
Yap! Use pass phrase like 1+a=10, and NEVER use the same password for different accounts!!!
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I have all of those programs on my computer for security but there is no complete safeproof system since hackers are always finding ways to break through something and viruss and worms are becoming more advanced these days. There are a lot more things to worry about now than there used to be like phishing and other scams.
@moreinfo (3866)
• China
26 Dec 06
not hacker but thief.
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@ElenaH (102)
• Australia
14 Feb 07
I am always very cautious with my 3 e-gold accounts, and check my computer later, and try to install more anti trojan programs. Yes, members have to read this discussion carefully, its on security!
• India
16 Dec 06
Thanks everybody for all these info. I am using one or other softwares that u noted. But even with all these efforts internet accounts may not be safe.
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• Nigeria
16 Dec 06
its just unfortunate that there are thieves everywhere well i will have to protect my account and is there anywere we can download those stuffs free??
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@bmgjay (176)
• China
16 Dec 06
linux is a system safer than windowns,and it's free ,you can download it from many sites ,you can try it!
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@shedii (1487)
• India
16 Dec 06
Online Security - Online Security
Yes, nowadays online security has become very important. So I already have all the three things you have mentioned neecessary for online security.
@jcvelina (1256)
• Philippines
16 Dec 06
i followed an advice from a fellow user to use firefox instead of internet explorer and to use the SRK feature when typing the passphrase. i have read on the internet that egold is one of the most hacked sites ever and protecting your hard earned e-gold funds is a must.
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@moreinfo (3866)
• China
17 Dec 06
Thats very good way to protect your e-gold accounts! ALso try to always login to e-gold site with the IP address http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/441238.aspx And set the HIGH with the AccSent setting!
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@moreinfo (3866)
• China
17 Dec 06
Sorry made a mistake above! E-GOld site IP login: https://209.200.169.10/acct/login.html
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@BigMumu (183)
• Zimbabwe
17 Dec 06
Bookmarking & login from the IP is useful against some viruses that redirect u to a fake site when u try to access e-gold.com and also some other sites, here's an example of one of them: http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/defau...&virus_k=99469
@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
7 Mar 07
okay, i already have an antivirus, it's called active virus shield, is it any good? Well, i do see it detects a lot of trojans, but some it cannot disinfect so it deletes the file, also i'm downloading zonealarm right now, and i'm also searching for spybot. So am i all set now?
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@moreinfo (3866)
• China
7 Mar 07
not sure of active virus shield, but the free avg seems got lot of good comments. personally i am using kaspersky. yes, a firewall, and anti trojan, anti malware systems could keep you safer.
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
7 Mar 07
thanks i already got spybot up and running, but i couldn't download zonealarm, it downloads to around 62% and then stops, what could be wrong? It says that i need more authority like system administrator to run the full thing. And when i try to run it again it asks for a restart which i also tried but no luck. do you know any good links where i can download a good free firewall and antivirus, you can message me if you have any, thanks.
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@zgb_0001 (1383)
• Pakistan
18 Dec 06
only very few money In my EG account, So they are very safe:)
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@moreinfo (3866)
• China
18 Dec 06
thats not a good attitude, man? didnt you heard many reports that their e-gold account got compromised just when they received big money in their accounts?
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@cashnono (1135)
• Hong Kong
27 Jan 07
I don't know it is correct or not. I always use proxy when I login my e-gold accounts. and I've never been stolen!
@moreinfo (3866)
• China
30 Jan 07
proxy is not safe. so better not always use them to access e-gold accounts. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/447072.aspx
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@vipul20044 (5798)
• India
16 Dec 06
Yes you are forgetting the main thing There are fraudulant emails Never enter your passwords in emails that directly ask for your information and passwords there has been many such cases of "Phising" with egold and paypal
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@moreinfo (3866)
• China
17 Dec 06
exactly! there ISNT any free cake in the world! for phishing emails: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/441195.aspx
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• China
5 Feb 07
I think that we should aways clean up our cookie when login out you account!
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@smbilalshah (1316)
• Pakistan
16 Dec 06
just keep ur windows or other operating system uptodate, ur firewall running & ur anti virus pack running and upto date & ofcourse i would suggest not to rely too much on electronics when it comes to secret keeping
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@gopal_85 (509)
• India
16 Dec 06
thats great whatever we are going to do the hackers would tr to brake it. so the better way is change the password everytime you use your account and type exactly the web address since if a single letter goes wrong then phishing starts