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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.