[linux-elitists] Dateline April 12, 2001 Microsoft: Closed source is more secure
Wed Aug 15 09:03:32 PDT 2001
begin Aaron Sherman quotation of Wed, Aug 15, 2001 at 12:00:33PM -0400:
> The security reviews that the Linux kernel have been undergoing
> recently are extensive.
The kernel has never been as big a security problem as the vast array
of free software, of varying ages and quality levels, bundled with
But I've noticed at least two distributions (SuSE and Red Hat) making
a "personal firewall" configuration, which blocks incoming packets,
easy to install. I still don't think it's a substitute for informing
the user before setting daemons to run automatically, though.
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