'Slashdot reader b-dayyy quotes the Linux Security blog:
While all Linux 'distros' — or distributed versions of Linux software
— are secure by design, certain distros go above and beyond when it
comes to protecting users' privacy and security. We've put together a
list of our favorite specialized secure Linux distros and spoken with
some of their lead developers to find out first-hand what makes these
distros so great.
This "favorites" list cites six "excellent specialized secure Linux
distros." Some highlights from the article:
In a conversation with the LinuxSecurity editors, Qubes OS Community
Manager Andrew David Wong elaborated, "Rather than attempting to fix
all of the security bugs in software, Qubes assumes that all software
is buggy and compartmentalizes it accordingly, so that when flaws are
inevitably exploited, the damage is contained and the user's most
valuable data is protected."
A Kali Linux contributor provides some insight into the distro's
history and the benefits it offers users: "Named after a Hindu
goddess, Kali has been around for a long time — but it's still updated
weekly, can be run in live mode or installed to a drive, and can also
be used on ARM devices like Raspberry Pi."
Obviously there's strong opinions among Slashdot readers. So share
your own thoughts in the comments.
What's the best Linux distro for enhanced privacy and security?'
-- source: https://linux.slashdot.org/story/21/03/06/0445226
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