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Its uses are in no way limited to compiling: It simply excels at this. And yes, Make runs top to bottom line by line like a script. At least, within the build rules. Since Linux makes it very hard for viruses and malware to corrupt the system, all the problems caused by viruses and malware that plague Windows users go away in Linux. How can the system ever know that a program modifying or deleting some file in the users home directory is malicious or not? Ok, so virus makers target user files.
How is the virus supposed to spread?? That means that for each person to become infected, they must download and run the file. If the virus is not self-propagating, then its ability to run rampant across the Internet is severely limited. This looks almost exactly like it. Where Vista fares better is runing software as another user, which as it seemed to me finaly worked as it should. They corrected most of mistakes persistent in XP on this topic, where you could run as another user, but everything actualy sucked.
File virtualization is the smallest part of this, and it is just one of the corrected mistakes from XP. This part is too small to be called solution. They did this part to solve only some the problems when runing the same software under two or more environments. You make no sense man. I never argued about my step — solution mistake, or do I need writen apology from my mom? I can give it to you, as soon as you get your psychiatrist approval to speak in public. I originally said it was a step in the right direction, nothing more.
You tried to suggest I said it was THE solution. Is it a step in the right direction, yes or no? If you say yes, then your original reply to me was completely pointless and you are apparently confused.
When did I argue about solution. I even included your comment in italics what it relates to. You asked about not being related and being part of fix. There is where my answer belongs. But I never argued about step — solution. Because dad has his own account, and his son another. That is not perfect, but is still better than Windows.
The overall security is higher. As for false sense of security: well what else do you want? Any way, I still feel much more secure with my Linux system. I had surfed for years without even a simple firewall, downloaded gigabytes, and I got 0 viruses. We are on a small network here in the office with eight computers and a Xandros Server.
My computer is also Xandros 3. In , the windows XP computers with firewalls and virus scanning software on SP2 went down six or more times and had to be restored using backups from the server on Xandros. Atleast two or three times Xandros found virii on my Xandros Desktop downloaded from different sites which it promptly quaranteened which kept them from doing any harm to anything on the network. I use Xandros to download all programs from the internet which might need to be used on the windows part of the network so that they can be scanned without doing any harm to windows.
Operating systems that have easily exploitable services listening by default help facilitate DDOS attacks and spread worms and spam. Of course, if such malware cannot spread easily then it becomes a much smaller problem.. Linux does a much better job of this than other operating systems that shall remain nameless.. Key word there: users. And them main problem are not this users, they do not know better, because from their perspective they are ever only effected with local problems, they do not know that events when the shared infrastructure breaks down is cause by machines like their own.
Security to be more aware. What it appeared more was a general computer user who lacked a fundamental understanding of I. The reality is not all Linux distributions are the same. Novell for example takes extra measures such as including a firewall enabled and auto-configured by default that can handle enterprise issues or something as simple for the individual home user. Note: The OSX community can correct me if this is possible in the latest release.
He sort of just lumped all Unix distributions and Linux distributions together then made assumptions on security with out giving specific details. This is reason why they include additional security software so as to give their customers peace of mind. Also they increased the problem by spreading their FUD claims of Windows being more secure than Linux with out providing actual facts to back up their claims.
Consumers when purchasing Windows have to spend additional money on third party security software to make up for the lack of security provided in Windows. During that switch, I made sure I read as much as I can about security. Because we all know preparation pays off. But I am astounded, based on real world usage, the amount of additional applications I needed to install ontop of Windows to keep it running if its ever connected to the web.
The only tool I would recommend that offers access controls and firewall on the Windows platform is Core Force. To limit or strict the damage of a compromise or an attack via malware. In real world testing, with the right settings, I manage to fend off the recent WMF problem without patching. Only when I set the security setting too low, does the system get seriously violated.
All I see him trying to say is that the user should be aware of knowing how to protect themselves, no matter the platform. This is OSNews. It should be platform neutral. The idea is to report the happenings around the web. Cmon these debates are boring. Article should have been about protecting your home directory in UNIX type systems instead of bashing nonsense. As others have mentioned, this article has almost nothing to do with security. Anyone who has studied anything in computer security and security theory in general like Bell-Lapadula stuff should know this.
In fact there was no breach of security here whatsoever. Actions performed were completely within the scope of those granted to the user. UNIX security model did not fail here in any way.
This author wants us to believe that the untrue is true and the true is true. Well, not in this world we live in, but maybe in his dreams. I personally tried to execute many harmful codes and harmfull avi, mpeg files in RHEL 4.
I even went to some very malacious sites and never get infected or felt the system slow down or found a missing file. This author is un-rational, besides he said that a user is stupid and he miss up his system; which is not true in most cases, because windows used to get infected and crashed and restarted in 7 minutes after being online after you open it from the box Does he remember mydoom and wXP SP1 era , Oh Is this a FALSE sense of Insecurity?!!
Please, Stop linking to such windows ads. Seriously, who would need to exec files from their home directory anyway? Am i missing something? I have long felt that for a single user system not running as root was a hugely over-rated piece of advice. Usually that gets me flamed. It has great benefit on multi-user systems. Rather less on single user desktops. The vast majority of viruses are written not by some idiot that wants you to lose all your files, but by organized criminals that want to make your computer into a zombie that they can then sell to spammers.
Thus, there are almost no viruses that delete user files certainly none in wide circulation. Your file manager is a program that deletes users files, and yet it is not a virus. The only possible security here is user education. Deleting files is the primary function of rm. Thank you for making sense. While the points in the article may be valid, they really are grasping at straws. There is only so much the OS can be expected to do while still maintaining usability.
For those personal files that are so valuable, simple steps can be taken to safeguard them even from inadvertent harm ie. Yes, but how important are those files? Some people leave valuables and personal documents stored at home, some take the extra step of putting them in a bank safety deposit box.
What I do think is interesting is that the article touched upon the issue of covenience versus security. Elements of the modern Windows system, like the NT kernel or ntfs, are designed with security in mind.
But much like the stubborn user that insists on running as root for convenience, that inherent security is undermined by a system and application design that sacrifices security for ease of use. Remember when you could open a macro-laden Word.
Bad design. That was more than a decade ago, yet Microsoft never learned their lesson about the risks of integrated computing components in a connected world.
ActiveX has been a ridiculous security problem that should have been extracted from IE years ago. But did they? They tried to patch around it, play with settings and zones, but at the end of the day they wanted to ensure IE is a cornerstone of their corporate customer infrastructure integrating in with Office and intranet apps like sharepoint, and the average home user surfing the web pays the price for that feature.
The registry? Encourage developers to use the registry, and then secure the registry so that users need admin privileges to install and use many common applications that need access to the registry. This should have been addressed in Win2K when the scope of the problem started to be realized broken applications for users running with reduced permissions but instead the problem was bandaided through XP and one more sacrifice was made to the gods of usability and backwards-compatibility.
Remains to be seen exactly how well this problem will be addressed with Vista, because the only way to properly fix it will ensure broken applications for the majority of their customers. Proper security should anticipate potential problems no matter how theoretical. But in the real world a balance must be struck between usability and security, and users need to accept that security comes at a price.
Why does Windows have such a bad reputation for security? Because Microsoft chose ease-of-use as the lowest common denominator when determining things like default settings or how components interact. A knowledgeable admin can lock down a Windows desktop to a fairly high level of security, so Windows can certainly be made secure. Windows default setting should be secure, it should be up to the user to throttle back those settings at their own choice, not the other way around.
Sure ease of use cuts down on the support calls because Joe Average is able to install programs more easily, but what price has that ease of use come at? Security in the unices as it stands now is very coarse-grained, despite the security risks. Ease of use and security have very little to do with each other. The UI is simply a way to interact with the user; having a good UI by no means requires a lapse in security.
They opened up all sorts of services by default and we would put a box out on the open internet to see what would happen- and it would be owned within a day or two. Most of the spyware crap that the typical home user gets is because they click on whatever crap comes on their screen. They act like a business, they go where the market is. Sure, if a user is willing to go on, make something executable without knowing what it is , and run it… well, he could also select all files in his home and delete them manually.
Would that not make more business sense than a piece of spyware that got onto pcs before it was found out? Does Linux have any decent methods of implementing such policies? Most default Linux distributions could do a better job of this.
The goal here is to do as much of these mundane administrative tasks automatically, with the option for manual control of course. You can also limit user processes with PAM using the limits. Then again maybe detecting and stopping fork bombs should be left to the kernel. The backup would be a waste of time. For a backup to be really meaningful it needs to be on another physical storage media.
The best fix for this problem is education, plain and simple. Give a man a fish, blah blah blah. Amazingly I think the explanation of how a hard disk works should be plenty to convince people that they need to do backups.
Of course their panic would be based on all sorts of false reasoning about the danger of existing cells above something at a thousand miles an hour, but if it scares them into backing their stuff up!
I was recently reading about how someone had their Linux box rooted. A nasty business, very very hard to pin down the affected files, hard to detect in the first place, really no option but wipe and reinstall. Imho, it is better to be prepared than sorry and there is really no difference between the security stuff I do on Windows and on Linux. Plus, very important, no hanging around dodgy sites on the net and no downloading of programs or source code I have the slightest doubt about.
But this applies to any platform. Very bad news. Linux is a great platform that I much prefer to Windows. Thom is right on one point; not much is going to protect your personal files from annihilation, particularly if you do something dumb.
But this is true on nearly any OS, as someone else here pointed out. Most people whose machines I clean malware off of do not have problems with their personal files; they have problems with their browser autonomously popping up ads, or porn sites, or not remembering their chosen home page, or whatever. They have problems with their PCs being slower than molasses, or acting strangely.
Whether you ment it or not. Some vulnerabilities are worse then others. But how much money and man-power did that take and how many reboots downtime. Hense, bad support can equal disaster for the company who owns the IT.
In my experience, it has taken less staff, less time, with less coddling, or nursing, to maintain the integrity of a UNIX-based system over any Windows-based system.
You rarely, if ever, see major news articles involving any type of major UNIX viruses or threats. I might be wrong though. Windows is better for home use than UNIX when it comes to the general public. No brainer there. I suppose what this all means is that there is a right tool, for the right job. And that competition drives innovation and improvements. Without it, some companies may be too relaxed and disband with Internet browser department.
I feel that there is too much competition and there are too many teams working by themselves. What would be neat are some ideas on how to bolt down the system a little more for protection.
For example, if you eliminate the possibility of people being able to do a recursive command like this so the directory could not be cleared entirely. Another may be limiting the way a user can access variables and such.
You are right, though. Same tool, different name for the binary. It is not the same tool: avconv is from Libav, a fork of FFmpeg, although I can see why you assume they are only different in name only since Libav had their own fake " ffmpeg " for some time.
Additionally, avconv is missing many features that are present in ffmpeg. Active Oldest Votes. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Sign up using Facebook. Sign up using Email and Password. Post as a guest Name.
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