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Linux security bug

Posted on: November 5, 2009

Despite the best foaming of rabid Linux ‘experts’, Linux has been found to have yet another serious security problem, especially in Red Hat versions. Given that it runs a large chunk of the Internet and is used by many commercial web businesses, there is a looming risk to your personal information could be flying out the door soon. Responsible Linux users will have patched against this but given most commercial enterprises don’t apply patches immediately there will be a gap between the bad guys exploiting it with companies applying the patches to fix the issue.

Simple rule is, software is never perfect and always needs patching. The operating system is irrelevant, all will need patching while humans still write the code!



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