Questions on Security

Scott Berry scottbb1973 at
Sun Jun 6 18:24:55 UTC 2010

No it does not.  The main reason in my mind being is that because you have a 
username and password it is harder to get any typ[es of infections through 
and if you really do it correctly you may even put different things in to 
groups so only certain groups can access certain things and this normally 
keeps everything at bay.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian" <ad44 at>
To: <ubuntu-users at>
Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2010 13:01
Subject: Re: Questions on Security

> On Thu 03 Jun 2010 at 18:03:34 -0400, Nathan Bahn wrote:
>> Attention all--
> We're all ears!
>> I have read (at least, insofar as Windows operating systems are 
>> concerned)
>> that Java Script should be disabled on web browsers whenever possible
>> because of drive-by infections from infected websites.  Does this also 
>> apply
>> to Linux?
> Drive-by infections are triggered by a vulnerability in the browser. 
> Firefox
> on Linux doesn't appear to have any at present, so using JavaScript is not 
> an
> issue.
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