[LINK] Microsoft Shores Up Windows Server Against Attacks March31,
mikal at stillhq.com
Sat Apr 2 08:09:07 EST 2005
Howard Lowndes wrote:
>> I'm more curious in this case as to daemons in half configured states
>> being exposed to the interweb without iptables running. Then again, I
>> guess they haven't been started until configured. Wouldn't this be the
>> case for Microsoft's services as well though?
>> If we're talking about poorly patched software here, then Debian
>> stable is a shining example of this sort of risk... Lots of very old
>> software, unprotected in the default install by a firewall.
> Old software != unpatched old software != unprotected old software.
If the distro is patching their installer CDs.
http://ftp.au.debian.org/pub/debian-cd/images/3.0_r3/i386/ tells me that
Debian hasn't done that since October last year for instance.
>> Is this really a Windows specific problem, or have the Linux distros
>> just been lucky so far?
> No, they are just far better maintained.
Ummm. You still haven't proven that assetion though.
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