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Re: Phishing - Linux boxes are vulnerable



On Fri, 2007-10-05 at 02:48 +0800, Hikaru Amano wrote:
> On 10/5/07, Claude Jones <cjones levitjames com> wrote:
> > "More interesting is that most of the compromised machines were not Windows
> > machines. "The vast majority of [the phishing sites] we saw were on
> > rootkit-ed Linux boxes, which was rather startling. We expected a
> > predominance of Microsoft boxes and that wasn't the case.""
> >
> > http://tinyurl.com/36nfsm
> >
> > The above comments were made at a MS sponsored conference. MicroSoft has a
> > history of sponsoring stuff like this. Even if it was an exaggeration - I've
> > never heard of a big problem with Linux boxes getting root-kitted - is it
> > something happenning under the radar? I've read over and over that Linux is
> > much more secure than it's big counterpart - what sorts of vulnerabilities
> > are people opening up to allow Linux machines to be root-kitted? I am aware
> > of the ssh problem, and have followed the discussions on locking down ssh for
> > years, including the other thread that's running currently. What other sorts
> > of things must people do to open themselves up to being rootkitted? This is
> > the first time I've seen such a claim, and it took me by surprise...so, I'm
> > asking.
> 
> When a Windows server is rooted, its the OS/apps that having problems
> ... when a *Nix server is rooted, its the admin's head that having
> problems ..
> 
> theres lots of vulnerable Linux servers out there, managed by poorly
> skilled admins   - mainly teenagers playing around - ... IMHO
> attacking a linux server is more convenient than a windows server ..
> bcause stuff can be easily ran without GUI and commands input/output
> can go through lots of medium like a simple listening port , to a nice
> javascript based web shell ... whereas on windows attacker are usually
> stuck with a limited telnet or a VNC .. but if the admin at least
> knows some of the security best practices .. Linux is _very_ secure ..
> 
> 
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Totally not true

A good hacker don't need GUI, whether is on Windows or any other GUI
centric OS.



Moreover, a little bit outdated, but still valid


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/10/22/linux_v_windows_security/





Calin

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