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Old 13. Feb 2017, 09:08 PM   #61 (permalink)
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I was hoping you could provide a reasoning behind your implicit suggestion that Windows users should use a flawed and erroneous system like Linux for their banking needs. Turns out you can't. If a botnet is not Linux's fault, it's not Windows's fault either.
Of course there is a reason. Provide one link to any report that someone using desktop Linux for online banking had the contents of their account stolen.
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Old 13. Feb 2017, 09:16 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Oh, well...
http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-d...ief-steals-in/

I, for one, never had a problem like this on any of my banking Windows systems.
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Old 13. Feb 2017, 10:48 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Oh, well...
http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-d...ief-steals-in/

I, for one, never had a problem like this on any of my banking Windows systems.
I guess we must be talking a different language.

As per my previous post, an exploit is only of any use if it is er... used. Where is the link to the person, any person, or maybe even a chipmunk, who used Linux to do online banking and then had their account emptied because their desktop PC was attacked and compromised?
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Old 14. Feb 2017, 12:13 AM   #64 (permalink)
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Where can I find a similar case on a locked-down Windows VM? Remember that you were who claimed that Windows was the culprit.
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Old 14. Feb 2017, 12:59 AM   #65 (permalink)
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Also, I'm positive that "95% of Windows users" would be able to boot a locked-down Windows VM (e.g. VirtualBox) for their banking needs any time.
I think most average Windows users would run Windows as it is without resorting to a VM.
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Old 14. Feb 2017, 01:37 AM   #66 (permalink)
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Linux is just as vulnerable as an OS as Windows is.
It is just that there are less Linux desktop users to find the bugs.
No-one can be secure as long as they think their system is not vulnerable.
That is one of the reasons why I don't run Linux on a day to day basis since there is no really effective real time security scanners for home Linux users.
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Software won't be able to fix a missing security concept. What people really need is a security concept.
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I don't think that all the risks fall on the Windows side of the ledger. But as long as Windows has such dominant market share it will continue to attract the most hackers.

I would expect Linux to be less vulnerable than Windows simply because the Windows environment is much larger and more complex with a much larger catalogue of software and hardware). Compared with so -ix type OS (Linux, FreeBSD, OS X) much more Windows code is focussed on maintaining backward compatibility.

It is probable that the average Linux user is more technically capable which could translate to a better understanding of security issues. I observe this when comparing the Linux users and the Windows users I know.
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Most Linux users I know are not exactly more "technically capable" than most Windows users I know. While this might have been different in the 90s, today's Linux distributions are often focused on being "easy to use" - just like macOS and Windows.

The sheer assumption that "Linux is more secure" does not mean there is a better understanding of security issues. Quite the opposite is true IMO.
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Old 14. Feb 2017, 06:16 AM   #70 (permalink)
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That is one of the reasons why I don't run Linux on a day to day basis since there is no really effective real time security scanners for home Linux users.
I'm not sure why you would classify this as ineffective?

https://www.sophos.com/en-us/product...for-linux.aspx
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