is linux just nice looking malware ???

February 11, 2011 at 14:33:47
Specs: Linux i686
is all of this software (Microsoft, Apple/MAC, IBM, open source, et al. really just malware???

it all smells like a great big privacy violation to me

where can i get malware free OS / programs / et al. functional stable, secure private computer software ....?????????????????

i know it exists
if not commercially or open source then somewhere ....

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February 11, 2011 at 14:54:12
The only way to be 100% secure is to turn off your internet connection.

jefro says it best:

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February 11, 2011 at 16:56:17
It would help to explain what your problem is. Linux has a bit of a learning curve but once you get the hang of it, I think you'll like it better than Windows.

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February 11, 2011 at 19:18:08
i just wanted to verify my suspicions

i have very little computer (PC) knowledge and just basic digital/uP knowledge that is OLD and rusty

i came to the same conclusion about turning my computer off or disconnecting from the 'Net in order to be secure

i just wanted to verify my suspicions as it was based on conjecture from relative ignorance and not from expertise

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February 11, 2011 at 20:17:09
I think you are right; your suspicion is based on ignorance.

Cutting yourself off from the internet is rather radical. That's like cutting off your arm at the elbow because you might cut your finger.

Most people get in trouble because they download a file or open an attached email file they shouldn't have. Do the basics. You would be surprised how many people have an open network.

The internet can be a dangerous place, but practice reasonable care and you should be fine.

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February 12, 2011 at 01:57:11
I'd give up this computer malarkey if I were you and go and buy a book instead. But be careful, some of them can be subversive.

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February 23, 2011 at 06:07:07
google for explanation of how to be annonimous on net
set up ur own second computer as proxy and use proxy .firewall .port forwarding on ur router then again on ur computer firewall ,then boot computer from CD or DVD ,not CDR or DVDR, put out hard disk from your computer,then of course boot from unwritable cd to linux,and best of all use do it urself linux,built it from scrach ,from 0,and then also in browser choose annonymous sesion, and as internet use satelite dish or ur neigbour line&wireless(with permission),or surf every time from other place with laptop...and dont have any kind of storage media connected phissically when ur on internet,but u can use it when ur not.
etc. etc.

yea,and fake all ur components MAC adress...
fake name of operating system u use

and on end,wait maybe bigg bro come to u,
as this is so suspicious config..

generally its possible come very close too anonimity...
but in time of facebook its useless...if u use it...
and dont forget never leave ur name,or orginal email..adress data,or whatsoever...

folow all this and IF u dont finnish in mental institution or in jail, learnig curve in meantime will bring u that u know better then me answer on this...

but problem is ,that IF??!!

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February 24, 2011 at 06:18:41
Turning of the computer would indeed be the safest. Although even with the safest systems PEBKACs will always remain :)

Funny how many people are worried about the security of their personal computer and OS while giving away everything on FB, Twitter, Blogs, etc.,..

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