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Re: loop holes in Linux

  • Subject: Re: loop holes in Linux
  • From: Michael Heiming <michael+USENET@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 18:46:48 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.misc
  • Organization: huhu
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In comp.os.linux.misc Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> __/ [Michael Heiming] on Wednesday 01 February 2006 14:16 \__

>> In comp.os.linux.misc Peter T. Breuer <ptb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>>> shet.rahul@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>>>            I have started learning Linux. But I wanted to know what are
>>>> the pitholes in Linux.
>>> You mean potholes. Or pitfalls.
>> ? pothole == Schlagloch (German)

> Identifying security loopholes, one would assume from the subject line. Tough
> job. Better get hold of that Windows source code and see what was swept
> under the carpet.

Someone using IE has disqualified already himself about the


>> Perhaps downloading some Knoppix .iso burning/booting from it
>> would be a good start.

> Why Knoppix? I suppose any distribution would do, preferably a light-weight
> one.

Simply because it's pretty easy to try out and one can check if
his hardware is going to work without problems under Linux before
even attempting to install. Can save some frustration.

>> In addition for the OP:
>> Please try below URL(s) before answering, most people aren't
>> using a browser here to read/write, this is usenet.
>> http://www.safalra.com/special/googlegroupsreply
>> http://cfaj.freeshell.org/google

> Does this refer to previous posts by the OP? I can't see any wrong with the
> parent post, but let us wait until replies are made. I like that Safalra 
> page too and it seems to have become popular across UseNet.

Just a precaution, as about 90% of people using google get caught
by google's dump default reply modus. And usually as soon as I
forget it, I'll get back the answer in default mode.

Michael Heiming (X-PGP-Sig > GPG-Key ID: EDD27B94)
mail: echo zvpunry@xxxxxxxxxx | perl -pe 'y/a-z/n-za-m/'
#bofh excuse 370: Virus due to computers having unsafe sex.

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