Re: Linux, BSD, and Unix are fundamentally insecure.
From: Rapskat (rapskat_at_mailblocks.com)
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 19:17:40 GMT
On Thu, 09 Sep 2004 21:00:34 -0700, Mike Cox wrote:
> When this consultant showed up, my MCSEs were ready to show how much
> more powerful and bulletproof Windows is compared to Linux/BSD/UNIX.
> When the consultant was done with the demo, my MCSE, Scott, went up to
> the Linux box, and did the following:
> linux init=/bin/sh
> mount -o remount -rw /
> mount /proc
> mount -o remount -ro /
> umount /proc
> When Scott rebooted the machine, he typed in the new root password and
> was in. The consultants jaw dropped, my boss laughed, and will now
> trust my MCSE's judgement in all things related to IT in the company.
And presto, chango....with a bit of flourish and a lot of smoke and
mirrors one lone pedigreed monkey was able to impress an Administrative
PUH-Leeze! Do you REALLY want to compare the multitudes of *remotely
exploitable* flaws inherent with any version of Windows to some obscure
local equivelant of a parlor-trick (which is even more easily done on a
winbox I might add)?
You really want to find out which is more secure, put a Windows Server and
a Linux Server both open to the net and see which one is compromised