Linux Vs Windows in security
racerx at makeworld.com
Mon Aug 13 20:40:10 UTC 2007
On Mon, 13 Aug 2007 15:35:37 -0500
Chris <racerx at makeworld.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Aug 2007 13:28:33 -0700 (PDT)
> Cesar Augusto Suarez <cemaaiem at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hi.
> > I have a doubt about it:
> > I know that one of the bigest critics to windows is about security
> > in the s.o. instad Linux who has fame of very secure s.o.
> > However, i know that windows (same that linux) save the pass in a
> > hidden file, if we can locate that file, just edit and voila¡ and
> > the last is about Vista, with the vista cd i can have root access
> > to the system if i have physical access to it
> > In linux, i´ve seeing thats the same, with the live cd, if we have
> > physical access to the pc, we can change root access just by typing
> > a new pass.
> > Then, where is really the security ?
> You need to understand Unix and Windows. It's just as simple as
> editing a file and bingo...
This should have read:
You need to understand Unix and Windows. It's NOT just as simple as
editing a file and bingo...
> Get a good book on Unix and you'll understand. Unix is by far the
> securest compared to Windows (out of the box, for the most part). It's
> what users add, remove, and fail to lock down what makes an OS weak.
> case in point - many Windows users fail to set the admin password.
> From XP Pro to even Home edition.
> Without proper knowledge, even the strongest/securest OS (OpenBSD case
> in point) can be as open as a window (no pun intended).
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