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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
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(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
If you managed to get your code executed on a remote system, you've already compromised it.
UNIX/Linux desktops were designed with that in mind.
Fear of a Linux virus
Posted Apr 13, 2006 7:41 UTC (Thu) by nlucas (subscriber, #33793)
The point is that the fact users don't run with administrator rights doesn't make them free from having malware running, as malware doesn't need to run as root to do damage to the user data (even if the OS is protected from being infected).
It just get's easier to remove the malware, nothing more.
Posted Apr 13, 2006 15:32 UTC (Thu) by martinfick (subscriber, #4455)
I try to (and I suspect others will more and more) keep my data in a repository. Without root, you really would have a hard time destroying my data. I am sure that plenty of people have scripts and what not that run as root to back up user data with the idea that if the user account is compromised, at least an admin can restore most user data.
Posted Apr 13, 2006 19:31 UTC (Thu) by nlucas (subscriber, #33793)
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