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osOpinion: PC LABS' Hacking Contest: More Roadkill for the Monopoly

Oct 06, 1999, 15:06 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Xavier Basora)

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"It appears that the PC LABS' hacking contest that pitted a LINUX machine and an NT one isn't exactly kosher. Yesterday's report at LINUX Today suggested some flaws in the implementation of the security features in LINUX. According to the report, PC LAB failed to implement 21 security fixes to the LINUX machine (it used Red Hat)..."

"Taschek's justification, he's the LABS' director, was exceptionally lame and defies a basic common sense that any reasonable person has about computer security. You don't need to be a proficient programmer to know that if a company offers 21 security fixes, you'd download them as quickly as your modem allows."

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