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even ===Linux is no threat to Microsoft=== * - Scott Nudds - August 10, 2006 -* It's been about 15 years since the original version of the Linux kernel was produced by Linus Torvalds, and...

On Sun, 20 Aug 2006 06:19:35 GMT, Mitch

That's really irrelvant. Why? Because it doesn't matter how complex or well thought out the security is where flaws are concerned, especialy if those flaws can give elevated privileges, or used in conjunction with another flaw that can give elevated privileges locally.

There are really two basic kindso of attack (ignoring things like DoS attacks). Social Engineering, and remote compromise. The first depends on the ignorance of the end user, a quality which is not in short supply, and will work with any operating system. Even ones that make you jump through hoops to execute code, because users will jump through those hoops if you have convinced them that they want to do so.

Some of the worst "viruses" for Windows involved significant user interaction, such as unzipping a file archive and then executing a file. Hell, one particular attack was a simple email message that told users to delete various files from their Windows directory, by scaring them into thinking they were viruses, and thus crippling their machines.

If the user has the ability to maintain their own system, there are plenty of people willing to do lots of extra work to screw up their systems.

This argument is akin to the guy that thinks he secure just because nobody has ever broken into his house.


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