We bring in hard drives from un-trusted sources and would like to ensure that they will not contain any harmful content. What kind of risk is there for Solaris? As in, if Solaris is running, and I ...
I would like to get some outside opinion on this if possible, although I do not know what to ask. Sun ILOM is an Out-of-band management system. I understand it is a separate OS on the box that is ...
I know one systems administrator who runs SSH Server on his workstation to push files to it and check things from a phone but I think it is a bad idea for several reasons: An operations workstation ...
Why are people saying that X is not secure? With X I mean: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/X_Window_System p.s.: The OpenBSD team succeeded with priviledge separation in 2003, WHY ...
If running X11 as root is not a very good idea, then can anyone mention a method/solution, how to still use a GUI, and not having X11 as root?
If i search for the two words: OpenBSD and NetBSD on: http://www.exploit-db.com/ then i get 17 hits regarding security bugs on OpenBSD, and 8 hits regarding security bugs on NetBSD. So what are ...
What type of attacks are there that do not use open TCP or open UDP ports? Is it safe to assume that no open ports means no remote access? (Excluding the possibility that there is a badware already ...
On Unix based systems, I'm often prompted to enter my password before installing or running a program. Why does this protect me? If I'm running a kiosk, I understand that a password might prevent ...
What is your default umask set to? Did you run into any problem setting a stricter default umask?
If I have a user on a unix system where Im allowed to create new files, what prevents me from downloading an executable file onto that system which is already SUID'ed to root on a different system? ...