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Assuming anything is secure at the end of the day is arrogant. We both know this.
Exactly, the base line for how secure something is, is purely based on how good the user is, whether its BSD, Linux, Windows, etc, it the user knows what they're doing, they've got a lower chance of being hacked, but that's not to say that all OS' have decent security.

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That's all you need to do real damage anyway. With access to /home, malware has access to all of your documents, browser profiles and login details (if they are saved), emails, etc. Who really cares if it isn't able to wipe your kernel off the disk?
Unless you have backups, at least.
    
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post #92 of 97
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That link shows how the Windows sandbox works, but it's not the same on Linux. For an explanation of that, you need to see this link.
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post #93 of 97
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That link shows how the Windows sandbox works, but it's not the same on Linux. For an explanation of that, you need to see this link.
He didn't specify.
    
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He didn't specify.
You're in the Linux section. It's kind of assumed.
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user knowledge is kind of a factor... and linux users tend to be more experienced and less likely to do big security no no's

but i still think an extremely technically challenged person will have less security issues on a linux machine than a windows
Kinda meh now...
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He didn't specify.
Nevertheless, thanks for the links

Over my head, but a good read and gave me some ideas about it. There's a statement on the Windows one about being different from OS-level security - this is what I was getting at. The Chrome sandbox is good at protecting the whole browser being crashed/compromised, but I'd argue that a vunerability in Chrome could be exploited to breach into the OS, as it interacts with it at some point (the X server, system memory management, etc).

Of course, being open-source, these sorts of things get spotted and patched within hours, so.....
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post #97 of 97
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user knowledge is kind of a factor... and linux users tend to be more experienced and less likely to do big security no no's

but i still think an extremely technically challenged person will have less security issues on a linux machine than a windows
Indeed, with the app store thing Ubuntu has and the fact you have to stop and think before you install an app not from that list (For setting the file as executable, etc) means they'd be less likely to make mistakes IMO.
    
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