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Old 12-05-2016, 10:35 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a DVD of Cinnamon mint 18 and partitioned my hard drive to have both Windows 10 and Linux. My question is I have security for windows 10, but my security provider says it wont support Linux. So when I use my Linux will I have security, or will I run into problems?
 
Old 12-05-2016, 11:08 AM   #2
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I recently purchased a DVD of Cinnamon mint 18 and partitioned my hard drive to have both Windows 10 and Linux. My question is I have security for windows 10, but my security provider says it wont support Linux. So when I use my Linux will I have security, or will I run into problems?
Since you say nothing about who/what this "security provider" is, how exactly can we help you? What "security" are you talking about, in what context? Network? Internet? Virus/malware? Email?

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If it's viruses/worms you're worried about, Linux is pretty secure against them as nearly all of them are written for Windows and won't run on Linux. In addition, Linux does not automatically grant execution rights to files downloaded from the Internet; you have to do that by hand.

Linux has a built-in firewall called iptables. If you are running any kind of server software, you should configure this appropriately. Obviously you also need to avoid doing silly things like clicking on suspect email links or going online when you are logged in as root.
 
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