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Re: [SLE] spyware
  • From: Johan Nielsen <yep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 12:25:39 +0200
  • Message-id: <200410051225.39320.yep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Why the hell did Kmail cut my name here ;-)

Tirsdag den 5. oktober 2004 12:16 skrev yep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx:
> Tirsdag den 5. oktober 2004 04:25 skrev Sid Boyce:
> > Johan Nielsen wrote:
> > > Mandag den 4. oktober 2004 12:27 skrev Sid Boyce:
> > >>peter Nikolic wrote:
> > >>>On Monday 04 Oct 2004 02:54, Paul W. Abrahams wrote:
> > >>
> > >><STUFF DELETED>
> > >>
> > >>>>Sure, Linux is harder to break into. but after all, Linux also has
> > >>>> its infamous rootkit. On the principle that better neighborhoods
> > >>>> attract a better class of burglers, Linux would attract sufficiently
> > >>>> talented hackers if it were in wider use.
> > >>>>
> > >>>>Linux, with its underlying foundation of old C code, is particularly
> > >>>>vulnerable to buffer-overflow attacks.
> > >>>>
> > >>>>Paul
> > >>>
> > >>>Ever heard of Libsafe .. ?....
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>worth investigating i dont get problems from buffer overflow
> > >>> attacks thanks to Libsafe it can them before they can cause mischief
> > >>> ..
> > >>>
> > >>>Pete
> > >
> > > Silly question for you and Pete. How would you implement "Libsafe" into
> > > you Suse distro ??
> > >
> > > Secondly other suggestions/"easy" usable pointers to make SuSE a safe
> > > place to be ;-)
> > >
> > > TIA
> > >
> > > Johan
> >
> > You just install it and it asks if you want to deploy it system wide,
> > say yes and it's up and running.
> > Regards
> > Sid.
>
> Thank you for that piece of info .... marked this part of the thread.
>
> Will come in handy when I go AMD64 shopping and "retire" this P4 2.8E@xxx
> (conservertively OC'ed max stable OC @ 3.4GHz) 1 gig PC as the safe point
> here.
>
> Johan

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