Re: How is this a Linux issue?
The same way that many "Windows" issues are caused by people ignoring all the dam warnings and running as full admin.
Well, that's the default so you can't really blame people for just using the product as it comes out of the box (or off a medium or network). In addition, try running it as a user and see just how easy that is (pretty close to impossible for the consumer versions).
That being said, it is worth observing that running it as admin only creates security problems with Microsoft Windows? Apple's OSX pretty much does the same thing, yet has far fewer issues (and, I may add, is ALSO an utter pain to run with just user rights).