[CentOS] Lies wide open ...!

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sun Aug 24 18:10:27 UTC 2008


On Sun, 2008-08-24 at 12:54 -0500, Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 6:27 PM, Damian S <dsteward at internode.on.net> wrote:
> > Hi, that MS article is just marketing fluff.
> > Here is a less biased viewpoint:
> > http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080425-study-70-percent-say-red-hat-more-secure-than-windows.html
> >
> > Its further interesting to note that at a CanSecWest conference earlier
> > this year, researchers were given access to 3 machines to attempt to
> > hack.
> > The OSX laptop was compromised on day 2, the Vista laptop on day 3, and
> > the machine running Ubuntu linux wasn't hacked into at all.
> 
> Mac OS X is based on UNIX (BSD) and the OSX laptop was the first to be
> compromised. This illustrates that any OS can be compromised,
> depending upon how securely it is configured. It took another day to
> break into the Vista laptop. The Ubuntu Linux box probably was a much
> later OS and configured better?
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I vaguely recall that the compromise on the OSX laptop was a breach in
Safari (big surprise there - not)

Windows security has improved some...this is a useless thread

Craig



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