[svlug] LoveLetter reporting -- Microsoft, not computer, virus
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri May 5 11:50:07 PDT 2000
Quoting Joey Hess (joey at kitenet.net):
> Hands up, everyone who has installed a third-party .rpm or .deb which
> you did not download directly from your distributor or someone you trust
> with root access on your system.
> Hands up, everyone who has run a 2 thousand line ./configure script
> without auditing the whole thing.
"Trustworthy" is always a relative concept. This is surely not news.
And thoughtful sysadmins gauge their levels of paranoia depending on
what's at risk and the threat models.
In short: Nobody _said_ immune, just resistant and with a minimum of
boneheaded security holes.
Cheers, "Linux means never having to delete your love mail."
Rick Moen -- Don Marti
rick (at) linuxmafia.com
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