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Old 08-19-2004, 08:24 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, 08:34 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, 10:03 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, 04:42 AM   #4
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Re: best secured linux

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

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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