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News Eee PC vulnerable to crackers

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 12 Feb 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Its a bit worrying they don't at least keep on top of security updates. I can understand having a fixed set of packages (debain has been doing it for years) but for goodness sake release security update patches.
     
  3. airchie

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    Yeah, with the popularity of the eee it seems like suicide to have them all running about with vulnerabilities... :/
     
  4. Glider

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    Can't you just update it?
     
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    this is a bit disturbing, as it is titled as EASY.

    don't they use something nice like portage?
     
  6. Glider

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    Every crack is easy once you just need to google it ;) But don't jump on the "OMG it's unsafe bandwagon". Script kiddies have next to none chance of breaking in, just because their scripts don't expect a Windows desktop . And then again, how many attacks towards your desktop pc have you got? There are much more interesting targets for crackers than average joes porn warehouse.
     
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    when i said titled as easy i was talking about the eee not the hack. it should be easy for the user of the system to be update any aspect of the system using something like portage, etc
     
  8. steveo_mcg

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    I believe it uses old repos, so you'd have to do it manually or update to a more modern distro.
     
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