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: Comment by Dedoimedo
by fewt on Mon 21st Jun 2010 16:53 UTC in reply to "Comment by Dedoimedo"
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Hello guys,

Dedoimedo here. First, this is the first article posting here, so please excuse the few rough points, like the missing space in paragraph one and such, will be sorted out. Be gentle.

Now, thanks for the comments.

Linux security: we can argue about this to death, but the point is: it's all about statistical probability.

I think the home usage security card is seriously overplayed, regardless of the operating system used and if you get it right, the operating system becomes a non-issue. Real security is agnostic.

Exploits exist, vulnerabilities exist. On the same note, huge meteors exist and cosmic ray bursts exist. Likelihood of witnessing one before imminent doom? Not very high.

If you don't go about wildly executing stuff, then you won't see the pixel devils take over your machine.


This is exactly the same security mistake that Microsoft made in the 80s and 90s.

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