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December 26, 2014

Logging in as Root Security

I'm relatively new to Linux and have since learned that logging in as root user is a considerable security threat. Could someone explain as to why? I have Linux installed as a dual-boot partition besides Windows 7. While I was logged in as root I did some searching for backgrounds and such on the internet and realized that without security setup on the system, that this could possibly compromise my system? I'm used to Windows and worrying about virus', so I'm not sure what to expect lol

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