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  • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Tuesday January 28 2020, @06:47PM (3 children)

    by Freeman (732) on Tuesday January 28 2020, @06:47PM (#950170) Journal

    Multiple browsers won't save you, if your system is pwned by insert sketchy site.

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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Tuesday January 28 2020, @11:33PM (2 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday January 28 2020, @11:33PM (#950319) Homepage Journal

    True. And, that is a big part of the reason I got off of Windows. Remember the wonderful early XP days? You could do a fresh install, connect to the internet for updates, and be pwned before the updates downloaded. Oh, those were good times!! I finally wised up, and cached those updates locally, so the XP computer didn't have to connect immediately after a fresh install.

    In Linux land, I've had a browser hijacked a couple of times, but the system has never been pwned.

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    • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Tuesday January 28 2020, @11:44PM (1 child)

      by Freeman (732) on Tuesday January 28 2020, @11:44PM (#950321) Journal

      True, but there are sane policies on Linux systems, where pwning of a browser != keys to the kingdom. It requires a fair bit more effort on the hackers' part. Still, I'd take the wild west days of XP vs the Surveillance days of Win10/Forever.

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      • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Fnord666 on Saturday February 01 2020, @04:29AM

        by Fnord666 (652) Subscriber Badge on Saturday February 01 2020, @04:29AM (#952191) Homepage

        True, but there are sane policies on Linux systems, where pwning of a browser != keys to the kingdom. It requires a fair bit more effort on the hackers' part. Still, I'd take the wild west days of XP vs the Surveillance days of Win10/Forever.

        Not running your every day workload as a user with root/admin privileges alleviates a lot of this. Set up user level accounts and don't log into the admin account unless you need to do so.