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Re: Debians security features in comparison to Ubuntu

Heh. I took the bait on this one.

On Sat, May 17, 2014 at 8:44 PM, Patrick Schleizer <adrelanos@riseup.net> wrote:
> Joel Rees:
>>> He told me to use Ubuntu instead. He explained that with the fact,
>>> that Ubuntu has more security features enabled than Debian (also
>>> more compiler flags for security) in a fresh install. He gave me a
>>> link to the following site:
>>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Features
>> That's a good list of all the currently fashionable "security"
>> features for Linux. Some of the items in the list are meaningful,
>> some are not. Most might be if you know what you are doing with them.
>> None of the meaningful items in that list are unavailable on Debian,
>> and the defaults are reasonably secure in Debian.
> The problem is, that Debian lacks a page similar to:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Features
> [...]

Scroll down that page to the bottom.

I'd say that "lacks" seems to be a bit of a strong word to use there.

Joel Rees

Be careful where you see conspiracy.
Look first in your own heart.

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