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This is a great question and I think your reasoning is sound: Regular updates generally mean the software will have a better security posture. The flip side of that coin is that software that doesn't get regular updates is either perfect (not possible) or neglected. The later is much more likely. So your instincts are working :) The reputation of the ...
The model is used in Multilevel Security (MLS) systems which provide trusted computing used by folks that have labels like the one you describe. In other words, the governments of the world. Wikipedia has some good links here There are solutions available today that use the model. Some of those are listed in the article.
Some daemons traditionally use nobody, so that if they are comprimised, the access they have is limited. If you start assigning files to the nobody user, then if you do have a daemon running as that user, and it was comprimised in some way, then the attacker could potentially gain access to the files. Given that the files are a website, and Joomla ...
At some point the program needs to store the documents somewhere in an unecrypted format if the document is to be shown to the user. If you want to show the document to the user you need to decrypt it, there is no other way. It can either be stored on disk or in memory in its unencrypted form (although the latter can have severe issues once the filesize ...
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