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Old 29. Jan 2015, 07:16 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Default Fix for GHOST at DonationCoder

My friends at DonationCoderForum seem find it important enough to repair and were kind to share an easy fix.

BTW, i thought x.org was an operating system of sorts.
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Why would we ever have to secure Ubuntu if Linux is so secure?
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Old 28. Feb 2015, 05:18 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Why would we ever have to secure Ubuntu if Linux is so secure?
"These are configuration steps that are dependent on how you intend to use your system" ... so they will not be necessary for everyone. There is also a more comprehensive explanation here.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/StricterDefaults
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Old 28. Feb 2015, 07:38 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I would say more,why should anyone hack Linux? a free OPS for everybody? for the People, the hackers don't bother OPS that are free that benefit people,but OPS that benefit Bill gates, Apple, and so on.
the hackers also hack government institutions, politic people, and all of us that run payed OPS and all software that people have to buy,but here the hackers are those that make malware/virus software, so people have to buy their software to clean their computers, this a conspirator theory that fits well.
that's why i don't ever run payed or free software protection,besides the one supplied by the OPS itself.

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*nix systems get hacked in both the positive and negative meanings of the term.

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I would say more,why should anyone hack Linux? a free OPS for everybody? for the People, the hackers don't bother OPS that are free that benefit people,but OPS that benefit Bill gates, Apple, and so on.
the hackers also hack government institutions, politic people, and all of us that run payed OPS and all software that people have to buy,but ...
There is no moral boundary or altruistic protection from hacking. Freeware sites, charities, and even Linux developers have all been hacked.


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... here the hackers are those that make malware/virus software, so people have to buy their software to clean their computers, this a conspirator theory that fits well.
that's why i don't ever run payed or free software protection,besides the one supplied by the OPS itself.
That conspiracy theory is often heard but both logic and history don't support it. There are many articles on this. Here's a couple:
Do antivirus companies create computer viruses?
How many viruses are created by Anti-virus companies?

While there have been examples of malware from anti-malware companies the number is miniscule compared to the quantity produced by mischievous and malicious hackers who are often in it for the money. That's why they also produce many fake anti-malware products to make money by duping users. The problem is that the existence of such fake products does help to keep the conspiracy theory alive.
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*nix systems get hacked in both the positive and negative meanings of the term.



There is no moral boundary or altruistic protection from hacking. Freeware sites, charities, and even Linux developers have all been hacked.




That conspiracy theory is often heard but both logic and history don't support it. There are many articles on this. Here's a couple:
Do antivirus companies create computer viruses?
How many viruses are created by Anti-virus companies?

While there have been examples of malware from anti-malware companies the number is miniscule compared to the quantity produced by mischievous and malicious hackers who are often in it for the money. That's why they also produce many fake anti-malware products to make money by duping users. The problem is that the existence of such fake products does help to keep the conspiracy theory alive.
Thanks Ramah for the links; i still thing even only one software company makes one malware/virus infection,that will not run in favor of the good companies.
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