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]: Security
by Laurence on Mon 21st Jun 2010 19:14 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Security"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

So Windows 7 doesn't give the default user accounts full administration rights?

Windows has come a long long way, there's no denying that. And I'm not disputing that security is an ongoing battle in which users shouldn't get complacent regardless of the OS they run.

I just don't see the point in lying by saying all OSs are equally secure by default. The simple fact is some OSs do ship with better defaults. However, and as I've already stated, none of that really makes much difference if you stick an experienced idiot in front of the keyboard.

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RE[6]: Security
by fewt on Mon 21st Jun 2010 19:17 in reply to "RE[5]: Security"
fewt Member since:
2010-06-09

So Windows 7 doesn't give the default user accounts full administration rights?

Windows has come a long long way, there's no denying that. And I'm not disputing that security is an ongoing battle in which users shouldn't get complacent regardless of the OS they run.

I just don't see the point in lying by saying all OSs are equally secure by default. The simple fact is some OSs do ship with better defaults. However, and as I've already stated, none of that really makes much difference if you stick an experienced idiot in front of the keyboard.


It really would be a lie to say that they were all secure by default, because none of them are.

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RE[7]: Security
by Laurence on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 10:20 in reply to "RE[6]: Security"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

It really would be a lie to say that they were all secure by default, because none of them are.


And once again: Hence why I said "more secure by default" and not "Linux's defaults are perfect"

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