Linux Vs Windows in security

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Tue Aug 14 03:43:55 UTC 2007

On Mon, 13 Aug 2007 22:05:10 -0300
"Allan Valeriano" <allvaleriano at> wrote:

> On 8/13/07, cj <debiani386 at> wrote:
> >
> > IMO, i think that some people take the linux security out of proportion.
> > some people think that linux is hack-proof, that you cant hack a linux
> > system even with out added security features (such as firewall and
> > antivirus).
> No OS is hack-proof and will never be. There will always be holes in OSs. As
> new features keep coming, people will be forgetting bugs on them. No human
> is perfect. Specially programmers, who love CTRL+C and CTRL+V (or
> shift+insert in some cases).
> Those bugs are inevitable, and there will always be a smart hacker to find
> them...

I know it's a nit-pick, but, cj and Allan - please don't use the word
"hack/hacker" when what you *actually*  mean is "crack/cracker" . See for

Ubuntu is developed by hackers :)


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