Re: Debian or Linux 7???
The distribution is only as secure as the administrator makes it. If you
just install it and let it sit, you WILL get hacked/cracked. It may take
weeks, or months, but it will happen .. only a matter of time.
On Mon, 19 Feb 2001, Steve Rudd wrote:
> I am frustrated with the linux 2.2 kernel. I have had two hacks in 3 months
> and I am going broke rebuilding my server.
> I went out and bought Redhat 7, and got hacked 6 weeks later.
> I have been placed in contact with a guy who wants me to use Debian. But if
> it based upon the same kernel as redhat, how is it going to be more secure?
> I checked and found that
> from (http://www.securityfocus.com/)
> Security risks for years: 1997-2000 respectively:
> Debian 3, 2, 32, 45, 12
> RedHat 6, 10, 49, 85, 20
> So Debian is about twice as good as redhat, but that is not real reassuring.
> I am considering joining the debian family, but am a bit concerned about
> Just how much more secure is Debian than redhat?
> Steve Rudd
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