[LINK] Security of old RedHat systems
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Mon Dec 13 13:26:47 EST 2004
At 12:49 13/12/2004 +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
>On Mon, Dec 13, 2004 at 11:14:43AM +1100, Adam Todd wrote:
> > >2003 for the older system. I should update them to Free BSD or
> > >Debian - but it is probably two weeks work, after installing all the
> > >appropriate software, scripts etc. I have many things I would rather
> > >do than this!
> > But Robin, my advice, if it's working, don't fix it. You have firewall
> > processes in place, you're a smart cookie, you'll know if something
> > isn't right, then fix it.
>this is extraordinarily bad advice. believing "i'm too good to be
>hacked" is bogus, it's just begging to be cracked. no amount of skill
>will protect you if you don't bother to update your systems regularly.
No it's not advice, it's a statement I made based on my knowledge of Robin,
his abilities, his attention to detail, his care, consideration and
observation of his computers and operating system management and his
understanding of technology.
He might not be "The worlds greatest Geek" but that doesn't mean he is
naive and incapable, in his position, to be aware of what is happening on
I'd not have said the same thing to Kerry, and didn't. I even recommended
the Mac suggestion for her, as did Rachel.
So Craig, don't over do it. I made a personal remark about a person to
person interface that was not generic or general.
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