Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Aug 2005 14:13 UTC, submitted by LogError
Linux There seems to be a new important security patch out for Linux every month, lots of "do not use this program" warnings, too many articles and books with too little useful information, high-priced consultants, and plenty of talk about compromised systems. It is almost enough to send someone back to Windows. Can the average Linux user or system administrator keep his or her system secure and still have time to do other things? Bob Toxen is happy to say yes and here is how to do it.
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deathshadow
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2005-07-12

Agreed there Paul! I've been getting the feeling the attitude towards *nix in general finally shifting to something a bit more realistic...

Perhaps finally people are realizing that the "Average" user is going to respond with a whole bunch of four letter words when you feed them commands like:

find / ! -fstype proc -perm -4000 ! -type l -ls > find_uid.log
find / ! -fstype proc -perm -2000 ! -type l -ls > find_gid.log


ANYONE who thinks that is "Ready for the average user" deserves a good *WHAP* upside the head, even if it is something the user "Only has to do once"

There used to be an old saying about the Mac, that "The first week you own it you'll be amazed by what it can do, for the rest of your life you'll be amazed by what it can't do..."

I think linux has assumed that mantle with a minor modification: "The first week you own it you'll be amazed by what it can do, for the rest of your life you'll be amazed by what it can't do without endless hordes of cryptic entries from the command line."

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