Linux distros not all that secure after all then?

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by treblesix, Jun 2, 2011.

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    treblesix Guest

    treblesix, Jun 2, 2011
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    Mark Guest

    LOL!

    I got to the bit where it claims to be designed to protect against
    zero day threats and then gave up reading. No prizes for guessing
    why.
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    Mark, Jun 3, 2011
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    Daniel James Guest

    Nice to see that Linux is now getting to be so popular that it's worth
    the while of the snake-oil salesmen to target it!

    In fairness I don't know anything about ASL. It may be that it's a
    useful tool for configuring Linux to be secure, but most of the
    security techniques it uses seem to be things that Linux provides out-
    of-the-box ... though you *do* have to set them up correctly for them
    to be any use (and not all are, by default).

    Cheers,
    Daniel.
     
    Daniel James, Jun 3, 2011
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  4. There are a number of 'security patches' around, presumably ASL (whoever
    they are) use one or more of those.

    An example would be: http://grsecurity.net/
     
    Richard Kettlewell, Jun 3, 2011
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