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    I just started using linux and i don't have a clue about firewalls and general security to keep my computer safe. I assume linux does come with some default values for security in case the user doesn't know how to set everything up. Am i right or should i start learning right now how to set up my computer's security control?

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    Yeah, it comes with default values. Of course the defaults are completely dependant on the distro you installed.

    As far as I know, mandrake will close any port it doesn't need from incoming connections.SO by default you're mostly locked down. ALthough I'm not 100% on this.

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    Oh, i see. My distro's mandrake 9.1, and well, it's good to know that i am somewhat secure on this issue. With time i will get there. I am not worried, plus, the info on my computer is not that important, only if i loose it.

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