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[5]: Comment by Dedoimedo
by fewt on Mon 21st Jun 2010 18:10 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Dedoimedo"
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2010-06-09

I disagree.

I truly believe what I say and it's as simple as that. Security (for home) is no biggie. In fact, it's boring.

Windows OS is neither the disaster nor the blessing that you might read about here and there. If you pay attention, most boxes were compromised by: no patches and ancient vulnerabilities, deliberate execution of code, user mistakes, not any special inherent flaws in the design.

Dedoimedo


Windows was a disaster until XP service pack 2, as was ME, 98, 95, 3.11, and MS-DOS before that.

I know that you disagree, but that doesn't make your opinion right. Microsoft even admitted that their security was crap and their design was flawed themselves 8 years ago.

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2002/feb02/02-20mundieq...

"Boring"? What does that even mean? Ignoring security at home will just make Linux become the next Windows 95. Stop telling users that don't know better that they don't need to worry about it.

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