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Re: Just _Front End_ to Linux Code is Cracked

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____/ Homer on Saturday 03 Sep 2011 19:08 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee that Eric Pozharski spake thusly:
> 
>> "You know, guys, why nobody hangs with you?  Because you never learn
>> from your mistakes."  The article labels initial password as "sniffed".
>> I believe it doesn't matter how exactly it was acquired.  "The same
>> account and password data" that's what matters.  Nothing changes.
> 
> It matters from the perspective of correctly attributing the
> vulnerability. If, as I suspect, the password was "sniffed" due to
> insecure Windows software, then it should say so explicitly, and not
> leave people guessing. As it stands, the (Linux) article implies that
> Linux is somehow to blame. There's far too much of that vague bullshit
> on the Internet. Getting the facts is like getting blood out of a stone.

I refuse to connect to any of my machines/accounts from Windows boxes
as that can easily lead to a chain of vulnerabilities, through passwords.
In some companies I know Windows is verboten for this reason.

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