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Old 08-19-2004, 09:24 PM   #1
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which linux has the best secruity? Im trying to find a linux that can keep out spyware adware and viruses.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 09:34 PM   #2
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I assume you are talking about a desktop setup. If you don't want to dig deeply into security issues yourself, I'd recommend Fedora or Mandrake, as they offer a choice of security policies/firewall settings during the initial system setup. If you are willing to spend a bit of your time to learn things, you would probably be more secure with Debian in the long run, as their overall strategy is more conservative.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:03 PM   #3
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>> which linux has the best secruity? Im trying to find a linux that can keep out spyware adware and viruses. <<

To look at it another way - regardless of the distribution you use, you'll want to harden it - minimal installs, updates, strong passwords, run in an ordinary user account, disabling un-necessary services, a firewall - a couple of things there.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 05:42 AM   #4
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Re: best secured linux

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Originally posted by crikkett10
which linux has the best secruity? Im trying to find a linux that can keep out spyware adware and viruses.
Find and apply a good checklist for system security like

http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=1935

No system makes itself more secure, it's user makes it. You have to follow lists like BugTraq for general vulnerabilities and newly specific patches of your distrubutions from your-distro-security lists.. Also apply the general rules like the ones mentioned by Skyline.
 
  


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