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Linux Security Principle: Containment of Failure

Everyone who ever used Windows 95 or 98, is familiar with the concept of failure. Fortunately, Linux systems have a strong foundation and use containment of failure.

Summary of Linux Security Principle: Containment of Failure

Everyone who used Windows 95 or 98 in the past is familiar with the concept of failure. One crashing application was enough to bring the system to a halt. Fortunately, Linux systems have a strong foundation, including privilege separation and memory management. When things go wrong, the impact is reduced to a minimum. This is called containment. Linux Memory Management Memory is like your the storage capacity of your brain. Every bit should be stored properly, or otherwise you will do strange things.

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