Linked by Igor Ljubuncic on Mon 21st Jun 2010 09:35 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption I've bored the readers of my personal website to death with two rather prosaic articles debating the Linux security model, in direct relation to Windows and associated claims of wondrous infections and lacks thereof. However, I haven't yet discussed even a single program that you can use on your Linux machine to gauge your security. For my inaugural article for OSNews, I'll leave the conceptual stuff behind, and focus on specific vectors of security, within the world of reason and moderation that I've created and show you how you can bolster a healthy strategy with some tactical polish, namely software.
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RE: Security
by Laurence on Mon 21st Jun 2010 12:37 UTC in reply to "Security"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

Back in college, the course on Operating Systems had this to say on Linux security:

"Linux is both the least and most secure OS there is. It all depends on how much time and effort the admin puts in to properly configuring it."


Well that's not really true as, generally speaking, Linux distros ship with more secure defaults than Windows does.

However, it is fair to say that no OS is secure if you stick an experienced idiot in front of it. i.e. the kind of users who are experienced enough to know how to do stuff but not smart enough to know they shouldn't do it. (unfortunately I think we've all met at least one of these guys and I'm sure a few of you guys has made a living out of fixing their computers)

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