On 8 Mar 01, at 14:10, Bruce Kingsbury wrote:
From the network side Linux can be made _very_ secure,
but the default
for most distributions is slightly less secure than a default 'doze
install, and it's only luck and obscurity that has saved us so far, imho..
Tell me about it - Shields Up website informed me I had more open
ports than Venice.
The problem is that the big distro makers have a
default install where
everything is enabled, including one or two well-known root-exploitable
services. In this enviromnent viruses and worms are inevitable but we can
make -our- boxes secure, and be sure that -we- never get them.
Right - all the more reason for modifying whatever distro we use
when we configure the OS and apps for any machine we set up.
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