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comment When does the Puppy linux security model make sense?
I don't see how running everything as root makes it more secure. If you are running a browser as root (especially one that has not been updated with the latest patches) and visit some infected web site that exploits a security flaw in your browser, then you have just given the attacker full control over your system. You might not even be aware that it has happened. In what sense does being root help you in this case?
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answered When does the Puppy linux security model make sense?
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comment When does the Puppy linux security model make sense?
+1 for the useful reply, though I am not sure I agree with all of it. Puppy linux does not seem to present itself as a toy distro-- there are no warnings to treat it as such.
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comment Set starting directory for gnome-terminal profile
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comment When does the Puppy linux security model make sense?
Thanks for the informed reply. Two follow up questions: 1) If you are running behind a firewall (e.g. a router with NAT) then the primary means of attack would be through visited web sites, wouldn't it? 2) Even if the hard drives are unmounted, malware installed via web browsing could remount them, couldn't it, since the web browser is running as root? I was just reading some reports of attacks where, apparently via Puppy browsing activity, the Windows OS on the system was infected.
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comment The command to upgrade to a new kernel from Ubuntu repositories
I am using 10.04, so the menus might have changed. "Update Manager" is the only way I have tried done updates (including kernel updates) in Ubuntu. There is a Settings button in Update Manager that lets you set how often it checks for updates (though I have mine set for daily, because if there is a security vulnerability I want it patched yesterday) and you can also tell it to install security patches automatically, and to only look for "important security updates". I do still see the update manager window occasionally, but it shows up minimized.
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