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The case for the /usr merge

The case for the /usr merge

Posted Jan 29, 2012 15:13 UTC (Sun) by kasperd (guest, #11842)
In reply to: The case for the /usr merge by jmorris42
Parent article: The case for the /usr merge

especially you mount /tmp as a separate filesystem and remove exec.

I wish I could have that level of security on the computer I use for e-banking. Unfortunately a couple of years ago it was decided that allowing banks to compete on the quality of their e-banking systems was not acceptable in such a civilized country as Denmark. Instead one company was granted a monopoly on handling authentication for e-banking. And every bank in this country is now required to use that centralised authentication system.

The vendor of that system is guaranteed to not lose market share to competitors, so they can do whatever they please. One consequence of that is that if I want to access any e-banking, I must have /tmp mounted with exec. Mounting it noexec will prevent me from logging on the banks website.

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