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by michael louwe
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Subscription service?
Replies: 37
Views: 811

Re: Subscription service?

Correct me if I'm wrong. I believe that Mint is based on the FOSS concept. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_and_open-source_software If it went to the subscription service model. It would no longer be following the basic concept of FOSS. . Red Hat uses strict trademark rules to restrict free re-d...
by michael louwe
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: completely offline installation for Africa including all codecs, language packs and ubuntu-restricted-extras
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: completely offline installation for Africa including all codecs, language packs and ubuntu-restricted-extras

In the second world of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS nations) many people are still online with dialup 33kbps so it is not practical to do 300MB downloads during installations and a complete offline version would be priceless and accelerate adoption of linux significantly. . ...
by michael louwe
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 75
Views: 2652

Re: I'm out of patience.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/hacker-hundreds-were-tricked-into-installing-linux-mint-backdoor/ - Hacker explains how he put "backdoor" in hundreds of Linux Mint downloads. The hacker said their prime motivation for the backdoor was to build a botnet. - Zack Whittaker, February 22, 2016 Because the ...
by michael louwe
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Interest: If ever there was reason to uninstall mono, this is it
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Interest: If ever there was reason to uninstall mono, this is it

catweazel wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:56 am
Interest: If ever there was reason to uninstall mono, this is it.
Shouldn't mono be removed by the Linux kernel, Gnome and/or distro developers since it is a big security risk.?
by michael louwe
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 75
Views: 2652

Re: I'm out of patience.

In conclusion, theoretically, desktop Linux is also vulnerable to viruses/malware. But practically, there are no virus/malware targeting desktop Linux. Why.? I believe it's mainly because of desktop Linux's minuscule 2% world market share = nearly all hackers found it not worthwhile to target deskto...
by michael louwe
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: return to windows emotional support group
Replies: 67
Views: 2030

Re: return to windows emotional support group

I need one. I havent used Windows more than 5 times since I got Mint 3 years ago. ... But what about all the other crap, like ya know, malware? .... . https://www.windowscentral.com/best-tips-keep-your-windows-10-pc-protected-against-malware - Here are the best tips you should know to protect your ...
by michael louwe
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 75
Views: 2652

Re: I'm out of patience.

Posted Feb 21, 2016 19:45 UTC (Sun) by glaubitz Well, Linux Mint is generally very bad when it comes to security and quality. First of all, they don't issue any Security Advisories, so their users cannot - unlike users of most other mainstream distributions [1] - quickly lookup whether they are aff...
by michael louwe
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 75
Views: 2652

Re: I'm out of patience.

https://www.quora.com/Is-the-Linux-operating-system-totally-free-from-viruses-and-malware-If-so-why Is the Linux operating system totally free from viruses and malware? If so, why? 33 Answers Rajan Arun Bhave, studies at B.Tech in Computer Engineering , GHRCEM (2020) - Updated Nov 26 2018 Myth Busti...
by michael louwe
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 75
Views: 2652

Re: I'm out of patience.

Furthermore, this is a telling quote from that article: " The experts observed that the servers of the Korean hosting provider were running on Linux kernel 2.6.24.2" In other words: their security was a joke. A kernel that was already outdated a decade ago.... :shock: Maybe, the SKorean company, Na...
by michael louwe
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 75
Views: 2652

Re: I'm out of patience.

Presently, the rarity of virus/malware attacks on desktop Linux is mainly because of "security through obscurity", eg nearly all online banking malware put out by hackers target desktop Windows = more "secure" to do your online banking with a desktop Linux system. There are thousands of viruses/mal...
by michael louwe
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 75
Views: 2652

Re: I'm out of patience.

. . Presently, the rarity of virus/malware attacks on desktop Linux is mainly because of "security through obscurity", eg nearly all online banking malware put out by hackers target desktop Windows = more "secure" to do your online banking with a desktop Linux system. There are thousands of viruses...
by michael louwe
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 75
Views: 2652

Re: I'm out of patience.

It all boils down to the difference between theory (vulnerable for viruses) and practice (immeasurably small chance of infection). I'm mainly interested in the latter. . Does this count also.? ....... https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/02/linux-mint-hit-by-malware-infection-on-its-...
by michael louwe
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 75
Views: 2652

Re: I'm out of patience.

Furthermore, this is a telling quote from that article: The experts observed that the servers of the Korean hosting provider were running on Linux kernel 2.6.24.2 In other words: their security was a joke. A kernel that was already outdated a decade ago.... :shock: . Maybe, the SKorean company, Nay...
by michael louwe
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 75
Views: 2652

Re: I'm out of patience.

It all boils down to the difference between theory (vulnerable for viruses) and practice (immeasurably small chance of infection). I'm mainly interested in the latter. . Does this count.? ....... https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/60281/malware/erebus-ransomware-hit-south-korea.html The South Kor...
by michael louwe
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: On-Line banking
Replies: 61
Views: 3533

Re: On-Line banking

Stolen email addresses are sold to spam botnets. Financial details are sold to groups specialized in online fraud or tax scams. Usernames and cracked passwords are sold to botnet operators specialized in credentials stuffing attacks. https://www.zdnet.com/article/a-hacker-has-dumped-nearly-one-bill...
by michael louwe
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: On-Line banking
Replies: 61
Views: 3533

Re: On-Line banking

@michael louwe, please take your paranoid fantasies somewhere else.... . A millionaire like Linus Torvald should be paranoid about online banking frauds or of being cyber-robbed if he does online banking. ....... Average and poor folks like yourself, have mostly nothing to worry about. I was mostly...
by michael louwe
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Google Stadia (a new game-streaming service) on Linux/Vulkan
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Google Stadia (a new game-streaming service) on Linux/Vulkan

Google's new "Stadia" game-streaming service will run on Linux and use the Vulkan 3D API. . . Is Google's new cloud gaming service scalable? Yes but it may not be affordable, warns edge-computing CEO https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/04/12/cloud_gaming_polystream/ . To make Stadia work, Google may...
by michael louwe
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: On-Line banking
Replies: 61
Views: 3533

Re: On-Line banking

'Hand of Thief' banking Trojan reaches for Linux – for only $2K
'Early sign of Linux becoming less secure,' says infosec bod
By John Leyden 8 Aug 2013
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/0 ... ng_trojan/
by michael louwe
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: On-Line banking
Replies: 61
Views: 3533

Re: On-Line banking

Biggest problem is buying something online. . Europol said the Carbanak gang —also known as Cobalt— had carried out over 100 hacks across 40 different countries, stealing over €1 billion ($1.24 billion), with a hack average of €10 million ($12.4 million) per heist. ... All attacks would start with ...
by michael louwe
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: On-Line banking
Replies: 61
Views: 3533

Re: On-Line banking

That's nonsense. Ransomware doesn't make a distinction between poor and rich. . Yes, but it is usually the rich who has to pay the ransom, eg businesses, because they can't afford to lose their vital data or suffer lengthy system downtime for doing recovery. The poor usually does not pay the ransom...

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