Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Apr 2009 09:54 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Whenever the Conficker worm comes up here on OSNews (or any other site for that matter) there are always a number of people who point their fingers towards Redmond, stating that it's their fault Conifcker got out. While Microsoft has had some pretty lax responses to security threats in the past, it handled the whole Conficker thing perfectly, releasing a patch even before Conficker existed, and pushing it through Windows Update. In any case, this made me wonder about Linux distributions and security. What if a big security hole pops up in a Linux distribution - who will the Redmond-finger-pointing people hold responsible?
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RE: I blame Microsoft - mandriva blocks it
by jabbotts on Wed 15th Apr 2009 13:25 UTC in reply to "I blame Microsoft"
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Mandriva installs with the network closed down and a friendly GUI to allow SSH or other common network services. Other distros are different though. Debian Stable installs with the network wide open but it's expecting more of a server install. Ubuntu has it's network defaults though I'm not as familiar with the distro.

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