Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Jan 2007 20:11 UTC, submitted by sogabe
Zeta MauriceK writes about security in the ZETA operating system. Apparently magnussoft, sole distributor of ZETA, makes security claims [on the German version] that with ZETA "it is not possible to examine a system from the outside without notifying the user due to the architecture of this software." MauriceK seems to think differently, and even gives examples on how code can be executed without the user's knowledge in ZETA. In related news, BeUnited is no more. Instant update: the discussion concerning security just made its appearance on the Haiku m-l.
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RE: Not secure
by nelvana2005 on Fri 5th Jan 2007 22:42 UTC in reply to "Not secure"
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I think that you are right.
But Zeta (as well as BeOS) is an OS where all ports are closed after the installation. If I do not start any server (e.g a ssh or a telnet server) and if I do not install any piece of software from "alien" software repositories, why should this Zeta be "unsecure"?
O.k., there are other factors like an outdated Firefox browser or a few old graphics libraries (libtiff, libpng).
But how realistic are Maurice K's scenarios? How could a cracker break into Zeta without the user's interaction or "help"?

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