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*BSD: OpenBSD - For Your Eyes Only
Posted Jul 07, 2004 - 07:00 AM
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"Not a week goes by without a new computer security bulletin being issued. Most of the big publicity is given to Windows viruses, worms and Trojans, but take a peek under the sheets and you'll find that open source software is not immune to security compromises. The problem is particularly acute on servers, and diligent system administrators face an endless (and often thankless) task watching for security alerts and downloading the relevant patches as soon as these become available. Not surprisingly, a lot of sysadmins would kill for an operating system in which the code was carefully audited in advance so that vulnerabilities were squashed before they could be exploited. In the following article, we explore OpenBSD, an operating system built from the ground up with security in mind. Though not suitable for every taste, OpenBSD will no doubt save many system administrators gray hairs. Even for those not running a server, this is a very stable and powerful OS and you don't necessarily need to be paranoid (though it helps) to enjoy using it."

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