Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Jan 2007 23:25 UTC
Windows "There's been radio chatter this week of a possible new addition to the Windows family: a 'Home Server'. If the chatter is right, Microsoft will unveil it at CES, which kicks off next week. 'Home Server', according to my sources, is about centralized storage, home automation and security."
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re: security
by maceto on Sat 6th Jan 2007 01:14 UTC
maceto
Member since:
2005-07-06

heh..

Vulnerability Report: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

Affected By 111 Secunia advisories

Unpatched 9% (10 of 111 Secunia advisories)

XP worse... RHEL 0%!!

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RE: re: security
by alourenco on Sat 6th Jan 2007 01:54 in reply to "re: security"
alourenco Member since:
2006-07-17

"RHEL 0%!!"

How is that possible? Doesn't it have firefox 1.x?

Unpatched 10% (4 of 39 Secunia advisories)

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RE[2]: re: security
by fffffh on Sat 6th Jan 2007 02:17 in reply to "RE: re: security"
fffffh Member since:
2006-01-04

As gateway/router/webserver/storage ?
Not even have X running on it.

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RE[2]: re: security
by hal2k1 on Sat 6th Jan 2007 10:03 in reply to "re: security"
hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

//RHEL 0%!!"

How is that possible? Doesn't it have firefox 1.x?

Unpatched 10% (4 of 39 Secunia advisories)//

Firefox 1.x runs on Windows as well as on Linux.

If you are going to count firefox 1.x vulnerabilities, then they count as much for Windows as they do for Linux.

In fact, most copies of Firefox are Windows executables, to the ratio of at least 10 to 1. So that means one should probably ascribe those unpatched vulnerabilities as 10 Windows vulnerabilities for every 1 Linux vulnerability.

In fact, not only are there far more copies of firefox running under Windows than there are under Linux, but it is also relevant to point out that the malware that the system is vulnerable to because of those vulnerabilities runs at something like 10,000 Windows malware item to every 1 Linux malware item.

All things considered, any vulnerability in Firefox is overwhelmingly more of a problem for Windows than it is for Linux.

Edited 2007-01-06 10:20

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RE[3]: re: security
by mcduck on Sat 6th Jan 2007 10:58 in reply to "RE[2]: re: security"
mcduck Member since:
2005-11-23


Firefox 1.x runs on Windows as well as on Linux.


Firefox is not installed by default on Win2k3, nor is it on the install media.

Edited 2007-01-06 11:01

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