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System security? What about your DATA!

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Security

It is often said that Linux is more secure than Windows, and for enterprise workloads this tends to be very true. An Enterprise Linux system with proper hardening and configuration is an unmatched platform capable of performing very well in hostile environments.

Desktop Linux is a completely different use case, and unfortunately security configuration is sadly way behind (read: non-existent). You simply cannot make the argument that Desktop Linux is as secure as Enterprise Linux if for no other reason than Desktop Linux is used by people rather than processes.

With a Desktop Linux system, non enterprise savvy users are given the keys to a wide open platform and nothing protects them from the elements. We as a community have falsely sold our users that this platform inherits the security capabilities that you find within Enterprise Linux, we just aren't telling them the whole story.

By default, every single Desktop Linux system I have reviewed or tested fails in every possible way. What makes this problem worse? Well what about your DATA?

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