Linux security

Chanchao custom at
Sat Apr 29 09:56:57 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-04-29 at 10:20 +0100, Daniel Carrera wrote:

> But a related point is that most software you install on Ubuntu is open 
> source, and is reviewed at least enough to make it to "universe". So, 
> you could argue that an Ubuntu user will hesitate to install a third 
> party binary because he's used to using Synaptic. 

Well, loads of people install for example LimeWire... Who knows what
that software does in addition to wiring lime. :)

> That could be a very 
> powerful factor, because it actually addresses the human factor. I 
> didn't thik of that before. What do you think?

I think that as more and more people who are not ueber-wizards start to
use Linux based operating systems, the opportunities for getting them to
run malware/spyware/adware will increase dramatically. :)   I wouldn't
put it past them to just enter their password when a box pops up asking
for it. :)


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