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[News] Security in GNU/Linux Fundamentally Excellent

  • Subject: [News] Security in GNU/Linux Fundamentally Excellent
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 21:17:59 +0000
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Multi-user Security in Linux

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| There are certainly ways to prevent users 
| from running downloaded programs, but in the 
| end, the multi-user security of a system will 
| depend on security of every piece of software 
| installed. Preventing the exploits from being 
| successful, a la SELinux, adds the most 
| viable method of protection. Coupled with a 
| frequently updated system, additional 
| restrictions such as rbash arenât generally 
| necessary.


Collection of security checks for Linux

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| The aim of Buck Security is, to allow you to 
| get a quick overview of the security status 
| of your system. As a Linux system 
| administrator - but also as a normal Linux 
| user - you often wonder if your system is 
| secure. In this situation it is useful to get 
| an overview of the security status of the 
| system immediately. Buck Security was 
| designed exactly for this. It runs important 
| tests and returns the results to you after a 
| couple of minutes.


Got Security? You're in Denial


GNU/Linux: Donât Call Them PC Viruses

,----[ Quote ]
| I call that hogwash. The reason Microsoft Windows 
| is so often successfully attacked is because of its 
| flawed security design. I run FreeBSD Unix and Mandriva 
| GNU/Linux on my PC systems. I keep my systems patched 
| with up to date bug fixes and security fixes. I will not 
| install software that I do not know from whence it originates. 
| I do not run any anti-virus software and yet I will never 
| get a âPC Virusâ on these systems. There is no such thing 
| as a âPC Virusâ, call them âMicrosoft Windows Virusesâ or 
| âGNU/Linux Virusesâ or âApple OS X Virusesâ depending on 
| the operating system which they successfully attack. Donât 
| call them âPC Virusesâ.



The Real Reason Why Linux and Mac OS X Are More Secure Than Windows â Via

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| Russian antivirus maker Kaspersky has come up with a statistics of the
| attacks targeting no less than 43 different platforms throughout 2007. The
| conclusion is rather bleak for Microsoft, Windows attracts in excess of 96%
| of all malware, while the remaining 42 operating systems are impacted by just
| under 4%.

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