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Re: USAF wants to violate federal criminal law

     On Sun, 18 May 2008 13:10:01 -0700 Ben Wilhelm <zorba-tor@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Scott Bennett wrote:
>> It's
>> worth noting that the BSD users and even LINUX users don't have Windows
>> users' problem of always having to watch where they step to avoid falling
>> through security holes.
>Yes, the great strength of Linux is that there are never massive 
>pervasive security holes, and even if there were, they would certainly 
>be fixed within days.
>Oh wait, http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/16/debian_openssl_flaw/ - 
>whoops! Linux has serious long-term security breaches also!
>Well, at least there aren't any constantly-exploited packages with a 
>history of insecurity that are still commonly used, oh wait ha ha 
>http://www.phpbb.com/ yes there are.
>Is Linux *more secure*? Absolutely. Does Linux let you walk along in 
>cheerful oblivion, knowing that the Grandmaster of Linux won't let any 
>security holes onto your computer? Not in the least. If you don't watch 
>where you go, you won't fall through as *many* security holes - but 
>you'll still fall through a few.
>Claiming that isn't the case, especially with such a horrible 
>counterexample mere days ago, isn't really inclined to make people 
>believe you.
     I really don't know how you got that from what I wrote.  I have never
claimed that any operating system was completely free of security problems.
I simply wrote that Windows has orders of magnitude more security problems
than LINUX or the BSDs, which is clearly the case.
     Please do try to read more carefully before you get your blood pressure

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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