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by fredds (#37020334) Attached to: How secure is a typical home Linux desktop?
Have a look at this page. http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/security I have been using linux for eleven years, never had a virus. I gave up using an operating system which required a virus scanner and anti malware program and their constant updates. Linux is secure by design, ie users run with reduced privileges, programs have controlled access to other programs Windows programs have full access, making exploits difficult to stop. Total linux viruses in 20 years, less than ten. Windows, over one million and rising daily
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Tenth Annual AusCERT Conference Kicks Off 27

Posted by samzenpus
from the gentlemen-start-your-computers dept.
lukehopewell1 writes "The tenth annual AusCERT (Australian Computer Emergency Response Team) conference kicks off today in Queensland, Australia, touting appearances from Microsoft, Telstra, Rio Tinto and the founder of Kaspersky Labs, Eugene Kaspersky. You can watch a video wrap-up of AusCERT conferences in the years gone by, complete with laughs, interviews, old-timey newscasts and that time IBM gave out USB drives laden with malware."
Censorship

Amazon Removes Yaoi Manga Titles From Kindle Store 450

Posted by timothy
from the think-of-the-kindling dept.
Repossessed writes "Amazon is now cracking down on Yaoi manga, with several titles that have been available on the Kindle since 2009 being delisted and others now being rejected, according to Digital Manga Publisher. DMP has also stated that Amazon has not given any rationale for the rejections and removals, and Amazon has not been answering emails or phone calls from journalists asking about the subject."
Cloud

Is the Gaming Industry Moving Online Too Fast? 185

Posted by Soulskill
from the fast-enough-to-stumble-now-and-then dept.
RyanDJ writes with his reaction to the Sony PSN outage, wondering if our rush to online services and digital distribution for games is a bit too enthusiastic. "I love technology, I just want it to slow down. I know I sound like an angry old 'get off my lawn' kind of guy right now, but until my 8-bit Nintendo dies from plastic corrosion and age, it will continue to play any game I find just as it was supposed to. Online dedicated games, one day, will lose servers. System crashes, such as the Sony problem, will cause interruptions. I feel if we don't slow down, stabilize the current technology and ensure its safety, find ways to guarantee that items bought are permanently owned even without a physical copy, we might see a company such as Nintendo saying that online isn't worth it!"
Microsoft

Child Abuse Verdict Held Back By MS Word Glitch 191

Posted by samzenpus
from the messy-verdict dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Last week several defendants including one high-profile TV presenter were sentenced in Portugal in what has been known as the Casa Pia scandal. The judges delivered on September 3 a summary of the 2000-page verdict, which would be disclosed in full only three days later. The disclosure of the full verdict has been postponed from September 8 to a yet-to-be-announced date, allegedly because the full document was written in several MS Word files which, when merged together, retained 'computer related annotations which should not be present in any legal document.' (Google translated article.) Microsoft specialists were called in to help the judges sort out the 'text formatting glitch,' while the defendants and their lawyers eagerly wait to access the full text of the verdict."

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