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Re: [Full-disclosure] Linux big bang theory....

From: Just1n T1mberlake <hotpackets_at_nospam>
Date: Mon May 14 2007 - 04:15:38 GMT
To: "Andrew Farmer" <andfarm@gmail.com>

I know this might be a bit hard for you to understand, but it is these 'features' that make OS X impossible to break. I am guessing if you had your micro$oft operating system or even something like n00buntu you will have something to worry about. All of these extra 'features' are just making your security harder. Is it any wonder there are so many of these advisories every single day? How many for OS X?

Maybe instead of flaming you might want to do a security course :-P

just1n -- “Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.” - Denis Waitley Mac OS X Evangelist Public Relations of NeXus
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrew Farmer" <andfarm@gmail.com>
> To: "Just1n T1mberlake" <hotpackets@hellokitty.com>
> Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Linux big bang theory....
> Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 19:49:37 -0700
> On 13 May 07, at 17:47, Just1n T1mberlake wrote:
> > Confirmed Macosx is not vulnerable to this.
> Well, yeah. The script depends on lynx and wget being available,
> and neither is installed on OS X. It also depends on the
> line-by-line layout of several include files, one of which
> (linux/wireless.h) doesn't even exist on non-Linux systems.
> It won't even work on all Linux systems. If the target doesn't have
> compilers available, for example, it won't have any headers to
> grab the target strings from.

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