[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu (linux) vulnerabilty?? Comment please

Kris Marsh moogman at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 13:57:40 BST 2007

On 6/20/07, Chris Rowson <christopherrowson at gmail.com> wrote:
> This topic makes me think though.
> Wouldn't isolating all net enabled applications in this manner pretty
> much secure linux? Why aren't distributions running like this as
> standard?
> Chris
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Security vs Usability.

If you run your browser under a separate user you wont, for example,
be able to save files to your home directory.

In principle though yes, it would be nice if each app that faces an
untrusted network was in their own separate user space or jail.


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