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Re: Found, a new rootkit



On Tue, 2006-04-04 at 00:57 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:
> Some systems are easier to achieve a given level of security than
> others. MSDOS, for example, is easier to secure than Linux, since
> unless one has done something foolish like a CTTY COM1, no one can
> issue commands via a modem. And if no software is listening to the
> modem, as it is not in MSDOS unless one installs such software, it
> remains relatively secure.

I don't have a single Linux box here that listens to the modem.  I'd
have to install a service to do so.  Your MS-DOS box is no more secure
than any of them, for that point of attack.

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