Tomcat98 wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:49 pm
Thanks for your reply. "Paying too much attention to security" .You are probably right. Problem is if someone can enter your server or your computer , someone can open a 100 Lots order against the trend, and you will be fired. So Excess of security is not always bad.
Thanks for your reply. Brokers advertise about their VPS services . That's right. Their VPS are often protected by 2 separate Firewalls, Software and Hardware. Hardware are too much virtualized and often freeze upon heavy calculations at Fx events ( eco results...) so I would not recommend such tools. Moreover these VPS are "their" services , means that EA's , strategies and so on are in the hands of the broker.
Digging into the soft hacking world it seems that it could be quiet easy to enter in traders PCs and servers. So at this stage , wondering what could be the future. If any one can en light that story.
Thanks to all.
Very interesting topic. The problem is, these guys do nothing else than to try a loophole in systems - and there are always one, even open barn doors from time to time. MicroSoft and it's security policy is horrible. How a billion $ big company can't manage to code a OS that is no Swiss cheese, I don't get in mind. Others have their problems, too. Apple, Intel, even Google (Alphabet) and when these companies publicize it partly after after months, it an old hat in hacker circles.
On the other hand, when someone hacked your PC and sees you make good profit, don't you think he copies your positions secretly? Brokers and MyFXBook do so, so why not the hacker. The server are maybe hacked for fun. Small groups or children want to get reputation, Norton is a good exercise, I guess. Your files are stolen? You mean deleted or did they leave a note? Did they do anything else? It's extremely bothersome, but as LazarR I don't see how you could safe you completely. Cutting the internet connection isn't a solution either. Ok, when they steal my files, they haven't much. They can't use it out-of-the-box, they need a few years to learn.
MT4 vs MT5 war? No encoding is safe, it's just a matter of time. MetaQuotes won't do much for security either. The real code encryption was overdue for years. On the other hand I wonder why you still use MT4/MT5 after all the years. It's slow, the execution time is bad (how much difference is there from PC and VPS?) and there are other companies who have specialized on that. The first company I have in mind is ProRealTime. They don't use MT4, of course, and clearly refuse to do so, understandably. Your virtualization problem shouldn't be no issue anymore. With cTrader (closer to MT4, but much faster) it should work like you did. I'm pretty sure your solution is to substitute MT4/MT5, so or so.