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Comment: Re:It took 5 years? (Score 1) 153

We can only go by reported vulnerabilities - we have no data for unreported vulnerabilities, and claiming that there are fewer unreported vulnerabilities in the linux and bsd kernels than in the windows kernel is totally unprovable - it's "magic thinking".

No, it's a proven fact. Now you don't even know what you wrote. Hilarious. You've got yourself all in a tizzy.

Comment: Re:Serves them right! (Score 2) 39

by drinkypoo (#49602659) Attached to: CareerBuilder Cyberattack Delivers Malware Straight To Employers

Both should be scanned by the job site. Neither is encrypted, and both are being re-served to clients, so a scan should have been done.

If they were half as smart as they think they are, they'd demand plain text. It doesn't hide malware unless you save it to a file and double-click it. Who gives a shit about what font a resume is in? They can buy the layout.

Comment: Re:It took 5 years? (Score 1) 153

Which I guess is why the Windows kernel is now more secure than either the Linux or BSD kernels. So, citation provided :-)

I've already debunked the citation of this report when other people who failed to understand it cited it. That is a report on reported vulnerabilities. It says so right at the top of the chart. Now, go back and re-read my prior comment to understand why that is useless, and why you have failed.

If you want me to debunk any other crappy citations for you, I can do that. But if it gets to be a habit, I'm going to bill you.

Comment: Re:the other side of this (Score 1) 202

One possible excuse is "I would, but I can't afford real estate in the service area of cable or fiber." How would you respond to that?

I'd tell them to look into the possibility of wireless internet in their area. It usually still sucks compared even to DSL, but it's orders of magnitude better than dial-up — measurably so.

Comment: Re:"long distance" (Score 1) 202

How can my cell phone have unlimited long distance (even when calling landline phones!) plus data plus texts for $40 and this poor SOB was getting drilled for $51 for inferior service?

We canned our AT&T line because it cost $51 without unlimited long distance, which would have been another ten bucks. Now we have VOIP for $8/mo plus a trivial amount per-minute.

Comment: Re:Somewhere, OpenBSD fans are smiling (Score 1) 153

I just keep finding that it doesn't support the hilariously ubiquitous hardware that I want to run it on, stuff that is agonizingly well-supported and -documented on Linux. I bought a CD and a Tee Shirt and then it shit all over itself trying to just deliver packets reliably between four eepro100s and then I gave up and went back to Linux and haven't regretted it since.

Maybe someday the PC hardware landscape will simplify to the point that OpenBSD can support a significant percentage of it, and then I'll give it another look.

Comment: Re:Detector, please (Score 1) 153

Second, if you don't know how to detect this, you shouldn't be running servers

He's right. Armed with the knowledge that it lives in /tmp and can be defeated with noexec, you should know how to find it with find, and moreover, I shouldn't have to tell you to use find.

However, if this shit is on your system, then you clearly shouldn't be running servers, because you are running antiques without proper supervision. Not running updates is seriously fringey behavior, especially when they are available free-of-charge.

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