Re: Linux Security

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On Wed, 2006-09-06 at 05:37, Tim wrote:
> Timothy Murphy:
> >> This may be, as you suggest, because hackers target Windows systems.
> >> But that doesn't alter the fact that Linux systems are much safer
> >> in the real world.
> Tod Merley:
> > Is that really true??  How do we know?? "Bot" makers love this
> > attitude!  It keeps them alive!!!
> Please do remember the separation between OS and applications.  I've
> seen Windows, with no extra applications installed, get stuffed up
> merely by being on a network.  The usual example for a Linux hack is
> through a server application (e.g. a webserver), where the hack is the
> server (which is applicable whether the server runs on Linux or
> Windows).

Or - scripted password guessing for ssh logins.  You can claim
that ssh isn't part of the OS, but it is generally installed
in most distributions.

  Les Mikesell
   [email protected]

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