"Let's begin with a fresh install of Ubuntu Sever 8.10.
"One of the immediate security concerns that come to mind during
the installation of Ubuntu, is making the user's home directory
world readable: "The contents of your home directory will normally
be visible to all users on the system" as shown in Figure 1, "Set
up users and passwords".
"Permissions open by default? In a rather odd twist, since the
directory is wide open, the installer attempt to plug the hole by
providing the option to encrypt a private directory!
"A closer look at the permissions validates the files are world