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I won't add anything from source ... I always try to get the compiled package. I always update when I can and I always use a secure password.

The one thing I'm guilty of and I'm surprised it wasn't on the list is chmodding everything to 7777 when I have a permissions error.

I'll admit - the last time I actually had the opportunity to "learn" linux in a structured environment (classroom) was a Linux class that was a complete disaster. I never understood permissions and never really felt like I should take the time to learn them.

My current job (new job) is the first where I haven't had to ssh into Linux servers and set stuff up. My last job, I set up 2 or 3 linux servers all running samba and one was running a ftp client. When I had an issue I chmodded the problem directories and files to 777. The same is true for when our samba server share was giving read only permission to everyone but the creator of the file (I eventually found the correct fix for this one). Obviously we weren't really concerned about security there ...
    
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