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kapersky. not linux as ssh (secure) doesnt automatically have a timeout? why? its more secure then telnet yet it can be bruteforced just the same. some linux boxes automatically offer services at installation, which is stupid as hell. your fine aslong as you dont offer anything, if you offer telnet/ssh/ftp/shares your just a sitting duck all you can do is delay people from getting into your machine. you dont offer anything and update regularly you fine as long as you dont download garbage. and i wouldn't go to say linux is stable at all i've had to reinstall dsl like 5times because its so stable that if it isnt unmounted cleanly it cant mount at all so have to boot from cd. some distro's are probably safe/secure stable but i have not seen one work. if your just going to use a different operating system use unix, your less likely to get in arguments with idiots about which distro is better when they are the exact same os just a different filesystem/package manager.

Hint: /etc/rc.d/sshd stop

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Privileges motherfucker.

Keeping your shit up to date + not running random executables as root -> no malware problems

It's worked for me for years. Enjoy your virus scans.

Yes I know that privs can save you in a *NIX environment but it is not all. I can create a virus that will run with normal user perms that would simply propagate within the said users information. It will not drill to root and change things up on the system but you can still overload a systems hard drive and the likes with malware in Linux. You can argue with me until you are blue in the face mate but you know that no computer is secure unless it is not on the internet and no one has physical access to it. so please keep your meaningless shite to yourself please. if you do the same thing as you state here in Windows there are few problems as well. the only thing is there are many more malware programs written for the Windows environment as it is the major forerunner for Home based PC's. Yes I know that Linux is starting to make a rise but it is still not at the level of Windows.

Anyways, I prefer non free AVs but for Free ones I use Grisoft AVG and Avast. ClamAV is a good one for Linux boxes.

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Yes I know that privs can save you in a *NIX environment but it is not all. I can create a virus that will run with normal user perms that would simply propagate within the said users information.

Where will you propagate to?

It will not drill to root and change things up on the system but you can still overload a systems hard drive and the likes with malware in Linux.

What does that even mean? Even if you fill up a hard drive (you shouldn't be able to, quotas should be enabled) the computer is not going to blow up any time soon. My hard drive fills up all the time, I just copy my files elsewhere or rm -rf ~/porn/

You can argue with me until you are blue in the face mate but you know that no computer is secure unless it is not on the internet and no one has physical access to it. so please keep your meaningless shite to yourself please.

It's not "meaningless shite", "mate". With permissions set up right, malware as in Windows doesn't have a chance on Linux.

if you do the same thing as you state here in Windows there are few problems as well. the only thing is there are many more malware programs written for the Windows environment as it is the major forerunner for Home based PC's. Yes I know that Linux is starting to make a rise but it is still not at the level of Windows.

There is not less malware for Linux because it is less popular, it is because Linux malware is hard to write.

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hey, as long as we're talking about linux and malware, lemme ask a question i've asked on a few linux distro forums without ever getting a straight answer. that is, in linux do we have to worry about the "tracking cookies" that aps like free AVG and spybot detect in MS windows? it seems to me that you could pick up these "tracking cookies" in linux too, and that they would slow you down no matter what OS you're running. still, i'm no expert and don't really know.

anyone have any opinions on this? also, if i do need to worry about "tracking cookies" on my linux boxes, is there some sort of linux ap like spybot that will get rid of them?

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Yes, tracking cookies are possible with any o/s. It is the browser and HTTP protocol that makes this possible. To alleviate the problem disallow third part cookies.

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hey, as long as we're talking about linux and malware, lemme ask a question i've asked on a few linux distro forums without ever getting a straight answer. that is, in linux do we have to worry about the "tracking cookies" that aps like free AVG and spybot detect in MS windows? it seems to me that you could pick up these "tracking cookies" in linux too, and that they would slow you down no matter what OS you're running. still, i'm no expert and don't really know.

anyone have any opinions on this? also, if i do need to worry about "tracking cookies" on my linux boxes, is there some sort of linux ap like spybot that will get rid of them?

Read up on what they are: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracking_cook...d-party_cookies

They don't harm your computer, but they can be used to track you.

Solutions are:

  • Blocking all cookies, whitelisting trusted websites
  • Ad blocking software
  • Clearing all cookies every time

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