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hackerarchangel 09-27-2005 12:17 AM

Free Standards Group Releases Linux Standard Base 3.0
 
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1860715,00.asp

Go here to read this... I think that it is a good/bad situation only because if we have to code certain things the same, doesn't that take away from the security of the basic package? Only the fact that there are many different distros might help keep us from being attacked en masse, (by virus, etc.)....

XavierP 09-30-2005 10:31 AM

I think that having one version of the base directories will not make us any more or less vulnerable. Differing systems merely offer security through obfuscation and a decent virus programmer (one who can get a virus to install at all on Linux) will know how to fix that for their virus.

What keeps us safe is using appropriate security measures - firewalls, user accounts, not installing random emailed packages, etc etc.

hackerarchangel 09-30-2005 06:00 PM

true, true

hari_seldon99 10-02-2005 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by XavierP
I think that having one version of the base directories will not make us any more or less vulnerable. Differing systems merely offer security through obfuscation and a decent virus programmer (one who can get a virus to install at all on Linux) will know how to fix that for their virus.

What keeps us safe is using appropriate security measures - firewalls, user accounts, not installing random emailed packages, etc etc.

Right, but, insofar as security is concerned, one musn't go overboard and do these:
http://www.ranum.com/security/comput...itorials/dumb/


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