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Re: Antivirus for debian-hppa

"James FitzGibbon" wrote:
> So what did you mean by "apps [in Linux] are secure by default"?
> That was the statement I was taking issue with.  I just don't think
> that any OS, Linux included, can make that statement.

Sorry - I meant *debian* linux. Not any linux dist.

Two things:
o The app is installed in a secure way (ie root can only login on console)
  and historically "insecure apps" like rlogin/telnet are not delivered
  or enabled by default.
o The debian community (as I see know it from the past year) is pretty
  paranoid about security and this is open source - they review the code
  fix the security bugs (eg postfix MTA).

It's certainly possible to install/use debian linux in an insecure way.
My assertion was that's not the default.
That bettter?


Grant Grundler
parisc-linux {PCI|IOMMU|SMP} hacker

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