How secure are my files in Linux?
How secure are my files in Linux? If lets say I want to keep certain documents hidden from others, is there a way to protect them better than what NTFS currently offers?
By saying NTFS I mean that in a Windows based machine, one could always unscrew the hard drive and load it onto another computer as a slave or via USB, take ownership, and download the files. I heard that on Linux you can password protect certain files / directories and if you forget your password, you've lost your data for good.
I'm wondering what I look up to find out more about this. I use Ubuntu myself.