Chapter 20. Defending the Nest

Security

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Many a Windows user has entered the Linux fold after a host of bad experiences with malware in the Windows world—viruses, spyware, and all sorts of other malicious bits of software too numerous to imagine. Windows is also plagued by a seemingly endless array of security vulnerabilities, leaving the system easy prey to invaders with less than noble intentions. Every trip into cyberspace thus becomes something like a run through the infectious diseases ward of a hospital. For a Windows user, it can sometimes seem that more time is spent ridding the system of viral pests and defending it from invaders than actually ...

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