Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Aug 2010 17:54 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Intel Chalk this one up on the 'uh, what?'-list of acquisitions. Intel announced today that it has acquired Mcafee, the security and antivirus company we all know and love. The press release is a bit vague on why, exactly, Intel made this rather odd acquisition.
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RE[5]: anti fail
by r_a_trip on Sat 21st Aug 2010 11:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: anti fail"
r_a_trip
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Not only that, even with just user access rights your data can go bye bye. I consider that to be an often overlooked aspect when people talk about linux security.

No, it is not an overlooked aspect. It is more of an integrated feature. You are reckless and catch cooties, Linux punishes you by only making your data go bye bye.

The fastest way to make people sit up and take note is to hit them where it hurts the most. User friendly? Hell no. Effective? There isn't any better.

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