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Re: [opensuse] Carelessness busts Linux security
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 15:34:48 +1100
  • Message-id: <4B246EE8.2050404@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 12/12/09 21:18, Carlos E. R. wrote:
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On Friday, 2009-12-11 at 17:56 +1100, Basil Chupin wrote:


It is rather disappointing that nobody from Novell/openSUSE has bothered
to respond to this because I raised (again), indirectly, this question
about the security of Linux in my repost (see, REPOST: Most
interesting.... etc) a couple of days ago in this forum.

There is a security list, if you really think this is a security
issue. However, there is nothing in the world that can protect you
from a trojan you install yourself.

Thanks Carlos. I know about the security mail list.

But this is not what I am talking about. I see no reason why I, or any,
openSUSE user have to subscribe to a - any - security mail list to begin
with.

Also, the statement that "nothing in the world ..... can protect you
from a trojan you install yourself" is just a bit of a rhetorical
statement considering that when you - as a home user - run something
like openSUSE *EVERY* file/application you install HAS to be installed
by "YOU" as superuser. Try calling up YasT. You won't get in unless you
type in the root password.

So, this statement is just a furphy :-) .

But if you are also implying that I should be pursuing this in the
security mail list then my response is that why shouldn't it be
discussed in a broad issue mail list such as this but instead be hidden
within the bowels of a very specialised, and boring for almost everyone,
mail list such as security? :-)

BC


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