Re: Fortune file!
- From: Jude DaShiell <jdashiel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2006 17:51:04 -0400 (EDT)
Linux has its problems with packet sniffers certainly; I've got the logs to prove it. I don't know that there's any solution to this problem either. You can reinstall the hacked software but without additional protection of the system the dhcp software just gets hacked again as soon as the original hacker notices what has happened. Seems to be Japanese hackers over here having their fun that's because doing a search for debian and sit0 on google only turned up a japanese page that was very poorly translated by google with this search string in it.
On Sun, 23 Apr 2006, Paul Johnson wrote:
On Saturday 22 April 2006 21:09, Michael M. wrote:The typical Aunt Matilda Windows User is someone who hears
"virus" and opens a can of chicken soup.
How do I submit this to the fortune file?
Aunt Matilda is only vaguely aware of what an operating system is, and has
no idea that any alternatives exist.
Give Aunt Matilda some credit. Odds are if she watches Star Trek or pays any
attention to the evening news, she knows it from Captain Sisco out of uniform
pitching servers for IBM or from newsmodels talking about it on TV (ever
since Linus moved to Beaverton, Linux makes the local news on a infrequent
but regular basis, so my viewpoint may be skewed on this).
Were that not the case, I have yet to be convinced that Linux OS's would be
more protected from being p'wned than Windows OS's.
Windows: I lost count for this year alone. Damn you Internet Explorer and
your susceptibility to spyware at any speed...
Linux in the last decade: Once, running bo. Thank you bind4. Lesson
learned: Never sponsor a high school security competition at a technical
magnet academy. Apt came out shortly later and solved the update problem, as
did listening to the advice of the classmate that found the hole and knew the
fix. I thought it was a little excessive for him to have dd if=/dev/zero
of=/dev/hda on finals week, but fortunately I had a backup, so other than
having to pull a really painful double-all-nighter to get everything
reinstalled, patched, user data restored from backup and finals projects
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