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    interesting read about linux security

    found this article earlier and thought it's spot-on
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    Re: interesting read about linux security

    Enjoyed it also, but was not sure of the right section to post it.

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    Re: interesting read about linux security

    That is interesting. Thanks for posting the link,

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    Re: interesting read about linux security

    Very interesting and makes a lot of sense.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    i found it yesterday and i too noticed there is too much fud and clickbaits not just abot linux but also Android and iOS. too many times the security threats that get reported are not really a threat and worth of the read. however the title makes it looks like we are all doomed unless we update/upgrade the system. that is not true at all.
    i still have windows XP on the other side of the PC. though i haven't used it in over a year (it takes 10 mins to boot) it was on all the time since 2014 before that. it received exactly 2 attempted breaches. both were caught by antivirus software.
    and the linux articles where they require user to have admin password and be behind your PC /phone. i mean if we have that i think we have more things to worry about than "vulnerability" in certain package/ library.

    yes, i mean trespassing, home invasion, robbery, theft...
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    Re: interesting read about linux security

    IMHO, the greatest security vulnerabilities for the average home user will be from 1) social engineering (click this link!, answer this email!) 2) downloads of dubious origin ( videos, images, games, pirated stuff) 3) always-on hardware (cell phone, tablets, dvr, home server, smart home) 4) PC's that are on only while in use.

    If it ain't on, it ain't likely to be compromised.
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    Re: interesting read about linux security

    And as has been said many times before, the greatest security risk of any computer system is the person pressing the keys and no hardware or software updates will ever overcome that problem!

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    it was just in the news that someone offered 1 million USD to employee if they planted the malware on Tesla server. the software engineer contacted the FBI...

    but they were sucesful with the scheme once before it was reported.

    now let's do some titles:
    Linux server got compromised and it was an easy thing to do!
    Linxu has a real world security vulnerability - All data on servers encrypted by malware.
    Security hole on Linux server left unpatched - hackers extort millions from company.
    ...


    no OS is perfect but FUD is not really necessary. Windows security improved a lot since 98, and i think it is all an ongoing process. Still gets targeted due to widespread use and people running systems with doors wide open with invitation sign to hacker at front.
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    Re: interesting read about linux security

    And as has been said many times before, the greatest security risk of any computer system is the person pressing the keys and no hardware or software updates will ever overcome that problem!


    "Problem Exists Between keyboard And chair (PEBKAC)"

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    Re: interesting read about linux security

    Great article. Lot of scaremongering about computer security but much of it is hyped.

    Geoff

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