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This sounds ominous...

Discussion in 'General Linux Discussion' started by cloasters, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. cloasters

    cloasters Well-Known Member

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    Hassle for who? I have yet to be affected by any Linux failings.
    Have you?

    My point is that many things occur out on the fringes that never really effect us.
    We are watching a distant battle between the creative and destructive forces in our world.

    These battles must be fought and we will see both victories and defeats,

    But almost all of these fights take place far from home.


    "These things have always been the same so why worry now." ":O}
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    I dunno. Kernel 4.9 seems like something to care about. Others know much, much more than I do about the workings inside Linux.

    I'd prefer to avoid yet another DoS attack. And this one seems like one sneaky mofo, please pardon my French.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    The only things that have frustrated me about Linux are some of the GUI changes Mint makes for each new edition. That is about it. Everything else is GREAT!

    I have yet to experience an update or threat completely brick my systems.
    But in Windows, I see it all the time.
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    What I'm saying is that a hack or vulnerability is found. Someone starts exploiting it.
    For awhile it causes great concern, then it is patched . and the cycle resumes.

    But I have never been touched by any of this, I have always remained out of the loop.
    For me as a person, this all happens in another country involving people I do not know.
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    Fair enough. I thought I'd post it in case anyone's system was vulnerable.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Oh yes, please post any security threats for Linux or even Mac OSX. They share the same Unix background, so one might affect the other.
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    By all means keep us informed...but try not to worry so much.":O}
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    The flaw identified is more likely to affect your embedded linux devices than your desktop/laptop computer. After all, you are responsible computer users that keep your computers patched up to date. As soon as the necessary patch is backported to your kernel branch and packaged by your distro, you'll install it and be safe.

    But your router, Android phone, video doorbell, smart TV, internet connected fridge that talks to Alexa.. they're all vulnerable, and unlike you, their vendors don't give a monkeys...
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    Thank you for this information, Kaitain! You are indeed "the man." It's always great to see a post from your august self.

    These "Smart" devices are nothing of the sort. I have a "Dumb" cell phone and like it that way.
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