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Ubuntu Core Snaps door shut on Linux's new Dirty COWs

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Re: Joke Alert? 4 Richard Plinston

Really? Are *you* saying that *none* of the experiential lessons learned by watching how people behaved in the (Windows dominated) Wild Wild Web informed any of the Linux design decisions taken over the years, or had any bearing of how default distrinbutions self-configure out-of-the-box? Ubuntu owes *nothing* of it's hardening considerations to stuff happening in the real world? Debian was put together by people with earplugs who sang "LALALA" as they worked?

Because if you are, well, you know how you sound.

We can see what happens when a Linux-based system is configured and released into the wild by people who don't pay attention simply by looking at the news from last week: so many webcams, so many thermostats, so many DDOS bots. The bad actor world is partying like it was Windows 95 all over again.

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