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Re: Linux Security



On 06/09/06, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:
On Wed, 2006-09-06 at 05:37, Tim wrote:
>
> 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.


And generally firewalled by default on Fedora. (In fact I may
remember having to turn it on in FC5, not 100% sure though).

--
imalone


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