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2 hours ago, hey_yo_ said:

It’s good that you use an enterprise grade endpoint protection but just so you know, the persistent malware’s code is Linux compatible so it’s a message that users of Linux and macOS shouldn’t get too cocky when it comes to security and since Linux is almost everywhere in the internet and macOS user base is growing significantly, targeted attacks on these platforms will just keep growing. 

We linux users do not hand out root access to everything we downloaded from the web unlike the windows users who grant administrator privilege left and right. , Everything on the repo, the main source of our softwares, is very clean. Third party softwares are either .deb packages, those from third party PPAs, those in the form of .sh, or sourced codes we compile ourselves. Not many malware coders will bother writing codes for linux when so many linux users are more often than not be installing their software from the distro repo. Windows users are usually what they target.

 

I use end point just in case I get rare instances of windows malware that have cross platform capability and because my university provide it free of charge so why the hell not. 


Sudo make me a sandwich 

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21 minutes ago, wasab said:

We linux users do not hand out root access to everything we downloaded from the web unlike the windows users who grant administrator privilege left and right. , Everything on the repo, the main source of our softwares, is very clean. Third party softwares are either .deb packages, those from third party PPAs, those in the form of .sh, or sourced codes we compile ourselves. Not many malware coders will bother writing codes for linux when so many linux users are more often than not be installing their software from the distro repo. Windows users are usually what they target.

 

I use end point just in case I get rare instances of windows malware that have cross platform capability and because my university provide it free of charge so why the hell not. 

Default admin privileges isn't a thing now. You have to turn down UAC settings, meaning you have to be intentionally stupid now days on Windows :P. Granted a lot of people turn UAC down to min/off resulting them right back at the issue of why it was implemented in the first place, which is the intentionally stupid part as mentioned.

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29 minutes ago, leadeater said:

Default admin privileges isn't a thing now. You have to turn down UAC settings, meaning you have to be intentionally stupid now days on Windows :P. Granted a lot of people turn UAC down to min/off resulting them right back at the issue of why it was implemented in the first place, which is the intentionally stupid part as mentioned.

I don't think his point was that people disable UAC. I think his point was that a malware developer is far more likely to trick a Windows user into clicking "Yes" on the UAC prompt, than to get a GNU/Linux user to run a program as root.

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39 minutes ago, leadeater said:

Default admin privileges isn't a thing now. You have to turn down UAC settings, meaning you have to be intentionally stupid now days on Windows :P. Granted a lot of people turn UAC down to min/off resulting them right back at the issue of why it was implemented in the first place, which is the intentionally stupid part as mentioned.

Many users just want to use their PC's without obstructions, and UAC is a big offender in that regard in their eyes. So instead of understanding why its popping up they just turn it off. Plus before vista many programs required admin access so many got used to it that programs ask for it. The problem with the wast majority is that they just dont want to spend energy on learning anything else than the bare minimum and windows only, even if you give them similar looking linux with an almost identical layout they start a tantrum like a little kid that they need windows not this junk... -_-

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1 hour ago, LAwLz said:

I don't think his point was that people disable UAC. I think his point was that a malware developer is far more likely to trick a Windows user into clicking "Yes" on the UAC prompt, than to get a GNU/Linux user to run a program as root.

Well a dumb ass on Windows is still a dumb ass on Linux, Windows just has more dumb asses lol. But really I think one of the biggest benefits is the package repositories that is fundamental across all Linux distributions, downloading random shit from the internet and executing it is just wayyyy less of a thing.

 

But I see lots and lots of people sudo everything or even su to root, rather common and done for the same reason "just make it work and I don't care how".

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