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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Inaccurate and misleading statement
by fewt on Mon 21st Jun 2010 14:37 UTC
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2010-06-09

"You can run a comfortable desktop life in Linux without so much as lifting a finger, with most distributions configured properly, including firewall enabled and running and hardening profiles preconfigured for you."

This is completely untrue. You explain how to minimize risk, however you still have to be careful about what you install or run, or you can still be exploited just like anyone else.

You do NOT need root to be exploited. Implying that users are safe by nature of running Linux is a very dangerous thing to tell to people that don't know better.

Please update your article.

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