Linux is secure…right?

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Re: Linux is secure…right?

Postby Moem » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:52 am

CaseyMarie wrote: I watched the companion YouTube video and his system didn't break as he installed it all! I figured I'd be fine as well!

That is highly hardware dependent, so it doesn't guarantee a thing. I'm glad to hear you reinstalled, good call!

If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: Linux is secure…right?

Postby Faust » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:37 am

Hmmm ..... it's not secure simply because it has the word Linux in the name .

There is Damn Vulnerable Linux .....
[ I was going to put a link here but decided against it ]

Okay , that one is deliberately aimed at pen-testers who want to hone their skills
eg Metasploit , meterpreter etc .

@pjotr - No , it's not on github , but it is most certainly in " wild-west " territory :mrgreen:

And no , I do not recommend that folks just casually play around with it !
.... and definitely not if you are connected to the sprawl .
It is intended for a computer lab environment ( VMs , isolated network ... all of that ).

[ Not wanting to state the obvious , but this post is of a light-hearted nature :) ]

Suicide Linux anybody ?

It will sharpen your terminal skills and keep you on your toes , that's for sure !
Just one typo ( mistake / mis-spelling etc. ) and it starts recursively deleting your entire file system ....
..... it's Russian Roulette for terminal addicts :mrgreen:
" And so it goes " - Kurt Vonnegut
The modern reality and the satirical parody are rapidly converging .

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