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[ubuntu] Securing Minecraft: protecting against malicious mods

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I've been running minecraft server with mods. After reading of some troubles with mods I don't trust them. I want to set it up in a way that if the mods are malicious that my system remains unaffected. Options I'm considering: 1. Use apparmor. 2. Modify my minecraft launcher script to run it a as a different user (would that work?). As far as I know right now my system could be compromised. Yup, paranoid much.. :D I think the easiest way to secure it is to run the launcher.sh and minecraft under a different username. The idea being that if something goes wrong its confined to that particul (Hardware)