Talk:Security

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I do not like the article's structure. For example, where should "checking for weak passwords" go? To Basic Linux security or to basic system security? --ThorstenStaerk 09:05, September 21, 2008 (UTC)


The article structure of Linux Security Basics and Base System Security and networking and mail could be improved:

  • security measures for all Linux users
  • security measures for all Linux users who have a network
  • security measures for all Linux users who use mail
  • security measures for all Linux users who have a mail server

and so on. --ThorstenStaerk 09:45, September 21, 2008 (UTC)



I suggest a section: How linux can improve on the security of my computer experience

A first subsection could be: Homebanking

- An article could explain how a live CD can not be infected during a previous session so if you start your session with your homebanking connection, your are considerably more secure. Even if you are not taking other mesures like virus-update and patching. However having a firewall allowing only contact to your bank would be beter. It can be your normal system may not be that well protected or trusted at a certain time, and at that moment this solution can offer a way out.

How? When I do my homebanking under Linux, I enter my password and for every transaction I enter one-time-password. I do not see how a Live-CD would change this experience. What would be the benefit of a Live CD? --ThorstenStaerk 21:22, November 11, 2009 (UTC)

- An other article could explain that having multiple OS'es on multiple partitions and using those for date with different security needs can increase your security on the internet dramaticly And that is easer done with Linux. You could consider never to go with your Windows partition, with your important personal date on it, on the internet. You may use a special partition for your homebanking, with a firewall only allowing access to your bank and some important trusted sites. Or create a partition to visit sites you don't trust that mutch. You need to protect the partitions/os'es from each other using some simple rules that have to be explained. It can also be done with virtual systems. You need the disk space, but what is the price of an external harddisk now. And in most linux distributions no need for licenses.

But written in better English. :-)

What is the problem of going into the internet if you have important personal data on your hard disk? What do you want to write? --ThorstenStaerk 21:22, November 11, 2009 (UTC)
With a Windows system? For one thing, you could end up in a botnet whithout knowing. Just explaining to the average user, who may not be using Linux and may not be planning to use it soon, that it can still be beneficial for him to use it in some cases.
Not that I totally agree with this article [1] but it and the reactions on it are explaining some of the main points :--ThuisLinux 20:36, November 13, 2009 (UTC)