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How to Run Ubuntu Safely

Dec 17, 2008, 07:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

"Like with any operating system today, there are always going to be potential targets for exploit. Buffer overflows, stack overflows, sloppy code, user errors – the list just keeps going. To counter this, I’m going to show you how to take simple steps to ensure that you are utilizing commonsense safety strategies for safer Ubuntu computing.

"Anti-virus protection?

"One of the most commonly argued issues is whether or not desktop Linux really needs to utilize virus protection. My take is as follows: there are indeed root kits and viruses that target Linux. That said, they pale in comparison to the sheer volume targeted at Microsoft Windows. So it is understandable how people can be lulled into a false sense of security due to these statistics."

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