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What's the difference if I use Windows 7 as a Standard User vs if I use ubuntu?

Ubuntu is secure for various reasons, one of them, a major one I believe, is that when you try to install a software/app via terminal/store an authentication box pops up asking you for your password. ...
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Secure a samba print server in 12.04

I set up a sambda server on my router, and can access it with ubuntu. I installed the following applications to see the share: $ sudo apt-get install samba samba-common system-config-samba ...
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Does linux have a signature system for executables?

Windows has a signature system which allows you to make sure that an executable hasn't been modified after it has been signed. I used to use this as a security measure in Windows. Does linux have ...
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Security question. Ubuntu installation on windows PC

I am installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 because I believe Ubuntu is more secure (in terms of viruses, spyware etc). So the computer will be contain both OSs. In such a situation, is Ubuntu still as ...
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How do I verify signatures of Windows software in Ubuntu?

I'm used to checking signatures in Windows for software before I install it. I'm unable to find a way to do it in Ubuntu under wine. Without signature verification it's very hard to find out if the ...
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PDF security problem

I'm looking for a program that allows me to export a document to PDF safely, so that other users can open it but can not copy or print its contents. While I used Windows I used PDF printers such as ...
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Is windows still running in the background?

Running 13.04 on a dual boot, Is windows 7 still live and hackable from the outside world? I put 13.04 on a separate 'drive'
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Will my system remain safe, if i run ubuntu (through VMware) on windows - for virus purposes?

i want to use both windows & ubuntu, but i mostly work in windows & that i use ubuntu only for virus purposes(virus-free). By doing as mentioned above, will it be effective in removing the ...
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Using linux/ubuntu to combat windows flash drive malware?

I had asked this question on ITSecurity @ Stack Exchange also. There may not be may linux distro users in ITSec, but obviously there are many here. So, I think that it might be appropriate to put that ...
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What security policies exist in place for packages and scripts?

I did have used Microsoft Windows since Windows 98 to Windows 7. I have found lots of security vulnerabilities by myself about how viruses, worms, spyware etc. compromises the system. Microsoft ...
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Why can't non-admin users install software?

This is probably something I don't understand since I am used to Windows and am only starting out with Ubuntu. I know that software in linux comes in packages what I don't understand is why can't ...
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What if I run a virus/trojan Windows EXE on Ubuntu with Wine?

I've got a file said to contain information I was looking for. Unfortunately it is an executable instead of DOC (as it was meant to be) and the site I've download it from looks suspicious for me. If I ...