Re: Backport of the integer overflow in the brk system call
On Wed, 3 Dec 2003 12:19, Tom <email@example.com> wrote:
> Smartcards would have avoided the Debian compromise: merely having a
> compromised DD box would have prevented bad guy from getting on the box.
> It's all about layers of defense.
> I think the DD's should seriously think about requiring smartcards. It
> would have prevented the proxmiate cause of our recent troubles.
I agree that smartcards would help a lot. However as has been previously
suggested the cost of 1200+ smart-card readers is probably prohibitive.
I have sent a message to Werner asking if the GPG smart-card device could be
re-implemented with a USB interface. I think that a USB dongle with GPG
technology would be a good option as most developer's machines already have
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