>zero day found in the Linux kernel
>gives root access
>been around since 2012
HAHAHAHAHAHA! LINUX AND OPEN SOURCE SECURITY LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE WINS ONCE AGAIN!
thats 'cause is open source, cant say much about windows do you? guess theres more security on propietary software... kek!
>>hurr durr my propietary software more secure than your loonix
>implying windows has not had way more zero day exploits discovered
>implying linux doesn't patch the exploits far faster than micro$oft
>implying micro$oft exploits found were not utilized the a greater extent
Go home Pajeet
For all we know Windows may have exploits from the NT days, can't tell when the source code is hidden right?
There are always bugs in code, at-least with Linux they will be patched immediately and eventually you will get a very stable and secure system.
With closed and proprietary code, you can only hope nobody gets interested enough in reverse engineering it to find some obscure exploit and use it against a massive amount of people.
Just like what happened with Stuxnet, except lucky for us it only targeted computers that controlled the Iranian nuclear centrifuges. I think they exploited some bug in the printer driver or something like that.
This shit is retarded. it only works on super specific kernels and distros. I tried it on my laptop, desktop, and school linux server, none of which were vulnerable. It took a hell of a long time though, especially on the laptop.
Stuxnet spread through non-targeted computers as well. They planted it around the town where the scientists lived. It spread from computer to computer until it reached one of the scientists' computers, he brought home some work on a flashdrive and brought the contaminated drive back to the nuclear reactor. Stuxnet is still out there. It's rumored to have been reverse engineered by a few intelligence agencies.
>security hole found in proprietary software
xD!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's le open source le le best xD
>security hole found in F/OSS
xD!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's le closed source le le best xD
damn, remind me again why I browse this consumerist shithole? a bunch of retarded autists actually think the source model has anything to do with how secure your program is.
>man made software has bugs
Oh no who would've tell.
At least open sores is open about it.
Unlike closed with it's "nutin wrong, move along goy"
oh look, a dedicated shitposting thread!
>be open sores
>be closed source
>get your encryption keys """"""""""backed up"""""""""" to a central server and grant access to it to the authorities
Open source means it's subject to independent research and code audits because everyone can look at the source code. This would be way, way harder to do with the proprietary alternatives, because you wouldn't even know of such security vulnerabilities with closed source applications in the first place.
And I think we can safely assume Microsoft is probably the epitome why proprietary software hardly ever works to the benefit of its users https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/malware-microsoft.html
>damn, remind me again why I browse this consumerist shithole? a bunch of retarded autists actually think the source model has anything to do with how secure your program is.
can you simply explain us why it doesn't ?
No wonder this guy's software is so buggy. The code is probably as messy as his desk.
>NSA doesnt even need to try when cracking linux boxes because the code is so vulnerable
>Meanwhile NSA pleads MS to create backdoors because they can't naturally crack Windows
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>Linux has more exploits than Windows, it's a fact.
>implying linux doesn't patch the exploits far faster than micro$oft
>critical bug fixed after 25 years.
So much for that, freetard.
Fallacy. They didn't know it until then. Microsoft on the other hand first notifies the NSA before patching their vulnerabilities http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/how-can-any-company-ever-trust-microsoft-again-3569376/
yeah, it's bad.
however, there were fixes within hours.
this happens all the time with wangblows and apple os x, you just don't hear about it.
>font rendering exploit that lead to arbitrary code execution on windows
>can't tell when the source code is hidden right?
Seems like it doesn't matter if yo can see it or not, the l00nix one has been there since 2012
>INB4 hurdadurdur no evidence it has been used
How is that a valid defense?
Are you talking about CVE-2016-0728?
You realize that it requires local offline access to the kernel...ie access to the unencrypted hard drive...at which point you could do all kinds of shit to the system anyway?
>Points out that vulnerability in question requires physical access to the machine
>Microshill responds with another article about exactly the same vulnerability
Then again shills in general don't tend to be the most clever people around...
I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Windows, is in fact, NSA/Windows, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, NSA plus Windows. Windows is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another expenseive component of a fully functioning Spy system made useful by the NSA core-spyware, reverse shell utilities and vital keylogging components comprising a full botnet as defined by Gen. J. Clapper.
Many computer users run a modified version of the botnet system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of spyware which is widely used today is often called “Windows”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the NSA system, developed by the NSA. There really is a Windows, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use.
Windows is the cover: the program in the system that hides the spying resources from the other programs that you run. The cover is an essential part of a botnet, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete botnet. Windows is normally used in combination with the NSA spyware: the whole system is basically botnet with Windows added, or NSA/Windows. All the so-called “Windows” versions are really versions of NSA/Windows.
Which they attempted to do to the proprietary alternatives as well, mate. They actually succeeded with Microsoft http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/microsoft-programmed-in-nsa-backdoor-in-windows-by-1.5.html
Did you even read the article and have a look at the CVE-number? Because the number for the vulnerability in the retort article is EXACTLY the same as the one posted by the other guy.
If this was Microsoft, we never would have heard about it and they would have given it to the NSA to exploit without our knowledge. Nobody ever claimed that open source software doesn't have security holes and bugs, just that it's always preferable to security through obscurity
>a shitty exploit that requires you to LITERALLY (LI-TE-RAL-LY) access the machine physically
>DURR LINUX IS DED
Please shill, did you not listen in the course? they taught you better than this.
Fellow normies on here, don't believe the freetard defense force lies. The bug can be exploited via malware which can come from anywhere.
>hating linux so much you have to jump on every opportunity to get a rise out of it's users on an anime image board
>being this autistic
Why is Linux so shit?
Oh, it's because it's made and used by third world shit eaters.
I see /v/ has learnt a new
>le buzzword 0day lolzzzz
Fucking illiterate pieces of shit
>Still manages to fuck up security more than Linux
Prajeets will deny this