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: The biggest threat is you
by fewt on Mon 21st Jun 2010 14:42 UTC in reply to "The biggest threat is you"
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One of the biggest security concern for home users is to protect their data from themselves. Baking up your data and running with unprivileged account helps a lot.

You can delete, or ship user data without root escalation so I fail to see how running with a non-privileged account helps here.

Keeping backups is a good practice.

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