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Linux's security through obscurity

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    turrican

    http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/07/17/1242220 , I don't usually repost stuff but this is a nice subject to discuss I thought.

    ""The age-old full disclosure debate has been raging again, this time in no other place than at the foundations of the open-source flagship GNU/Linux operating system: within the Linux kernel itself. It beggars belief, but even Linux creator, Linus Torvalds, has advocated against the sort of openness on which Linux has thrived, arguing that security fixes to the kernel should be obscured in changelogs, saying "If it's not a very public security issue already, I don't want a simple 'git log + grep' to help find it." Unfortunately, it's not kernel exploit writers who need to grep the changelog in order to find kernel vulnerabilities. On the contrary, it's downstream distributors who rely on changelog information in order to decide when to patch the kernels of their distributions, in order to keep their users safe.""

    So, they finally got to meet the real life! : D Let us see how they turn this into another conspiracy by evil Microsoft. Would love to hear that coronacoder-somthing guy on this issue.

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