Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 12th Aug 2006 19:07 UTC
OpenBSD OpenBSD strives to be the most secure UNIX derivation. Design principles, such as code auditing, extensive use of encryption, and careful configuration choices, combine to ensure OpenBSD's secure by default philosophy holds true. This article gives you a close look at the operating system so secure that it was once banned for use in a DEF CON competition, where crackers go after each other's systems.
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RE[5]: Correctness matters
by psygbert on Mon 14th Aug 2006 08:58 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Correctness matters"
psygbert
Member since:
2006-05-29

xorg in openbsd is different from many major linux distro's xorg. you'll notice that privsep is included in openbsd xorgs.

i also remember the old xpm vulnerability in xorg that does not almost affect openbsd but affected almost all major linux distro.

and also the old font.aliases bug in xfree that can cause arbitrary execution on almost all linux distro (including fedora) but can only cause a crash in openbsd.

see, it is not as vulnerable as others.

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RE[6]: Correctness matters
by netpython on Mon 14th Aug 2006 09:44 in reply to "RE[5]: Correctness matters"
netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

Cool.Would be nice though if they would launch a desktop project:-),doubt that it will ever happen.

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