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Old 02-03-2014, 05:08 PM   #1
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Is freeBSD less secure than other BSDs


Hello

I like freeBSD because it's the easiest of the popular three ( freeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD ) and more desktop user friendly, well second, PCBSD is the easiest.

The reason of my question is because freebsd has a history of issues concerning their website. I believe the recent one was the binary packages was compromised last year.

As for openbsd, netbsd and other BSDs, I haven't heard much of successful hacks against them as to freebsd or maybe I missed it.


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Old 02-03-2014, 05:56 PM   #2
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The break in to the binary server was done by social engineering and does not reflect the security of the OS itself.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 06:44 PM   #3
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It really depends on how you configure your system. All of the BSDs are considered generally secure, but OpenBSD is considered the most secure, as security and code-correctness are their focus.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 07:04 PM   #4
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I feel better now to use freebsd again in the near future.

However, I am surprise that the folks at freebsd fell for a social engineering attack

Thanks to both
 
Old 02-03-2014, 08:00 PM   #5
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I feel better now to use freebsd again in the near future.

However, I am surprise that the folks at freebsd fell for a social engineering attack

Thanks to both
Well, maybe social engineering was the wrong phrase. Actually, the hacker got access to the servers by using a stolen SSH key that was not secured with a password.
 
Old 02-04-2014, 02:49 AM   #6
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Hi derek,

the security for a BSD (or linux) system mainly depends if its developers works on it and how you configure your system.
You're can be quite with FreeBSD. Clearly check http://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories.html periodically.

Then if you want to come into NetBSD world, you're welcome
 
Old 02-06-2014, 09:24 AM   #7
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Then if you want to come into NetBSD world, you're welcome
I would also like to invite you to my favourite BSD, Derek. OpenBSD is arguably one of the most proactively secure operating systems on the planet. Secure by default.
 
Old 02-22-2014, 09:15 AM   #8
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It really depends on how you configure your system. All of the BSDs are considered generally secure, but OpenBSD is considered the most secure, as security and code-correctness are their focus.
but FreeBSD's more popular. why?
 
Old 02-25-2014, 06:49 AM   #9
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but FreeBSD's more popular. why?
Bigger team. More funds than other BSDs. Simple.

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