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Tuesday, September 19 2017

Security Philosophy

Security

Here's a good article from SecurityFocus that explains the security philosophy of "Secure by Default." I'd like to add that in addition to OpenBSD and many Linux distributions, Mac OS X has also adopted this philosophy (I believe the other *BSD distros have as well). As the author notes, there are "some interesting changes " with Windows 2003/XP, but, what they essentially amount to is putting up a firewall in front of the services that can't be shut off/closed (due to design flaws relating to RPC).

posted by Loki on Fri, 10 Sep 2004 20:08:13 -0500