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RE: Security
by Hiawatha on Thu 21st Jun 2007 06:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Security"
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"at least with buggy PHP, no harm can reach the system as httpd is chrooted by default"

If your website gets defaced or personal data from the users of that website are compromised, do you think a chrooted webserver will prevent any more structual damage? Reputation damage can also be really bad for a company. In case of a buggy PHP website, you are better off with a well designed DMZ and an IDS.

A secure OS is nice. But if I had to chose between "a secure OS and a good administrator" and "a really really secure OS and a bad administrator", I definitly will chose the first one.

Edited 2007-06-21 06:59

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