[linux-elitists] Are we Dead Yet? (or "For every sprinkle I find, I shall kill you!)

Etienne Goyer etienne.goyer@videotron.ca
Thu Feb 3 14:08:27 PST 2005


Eugen Leitl wrote:
>>But if you'll look over the vulnerability notices for Linksys, you'll
> 
> Linksys default firmware is a piece of crap. There are several alternatives,
> e.g. OpenWrt and Sveasoft (the $20/year one for bleeding edge firmware
> access).

This is beside the point.  Nobody run third-party firmware except for a 
handful of geeks (something like 0.00001% of the market, I guess), so 
device shipped with crappy and/or exploitable firmware will most likely 
remain so.

> Know many crypt kitties who can write MIPSel shellcodes? Google gives 130
> hitses. Don't thinkssss so.

You need only one to write a rootkit.




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