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Vote: Do you use Linux EXCLUSIVELY?
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Do you use Linux EXCLUSIVELY?
Yes, I exclusively use Puppy Linux
31%
 31%  [ 24 ]
Yes, I exclusively use Puppy and other Linux(es)
18%
 18%  [ 14 ]
No, I mainly use Linux but keep Windows around
35%
 35%  [ 27 ]
No, I use Linux but also use Windows a lot
14%
 14%  [ 11 ]
Total Votes : 76

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Burn_IT


Joined: 12 Aug 2006
Posts: 2897
Location: Tamworth UK

PostPosted: Sat 13 May 2017, 06:47    Post subject:  

Don't worry Linux will have similar holes, they just haven't been reported yet.
I spent many years doing research on bugs and coding errors and it can be shown that there will ALWAYS be a predictble number of bugs in ANY large piece of software, no matter what language and what OS.
The statistics also predict how many will be left after each stage of testing and how many new ones will be introduced.

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Sailor Enceladus

Joined: 22 Feb 2016
Posts: 1254

PostPosted: Sat 13 May 2017, 07:51    Post subject:  

Burn_IT wrote:
Don't worry

Ok.
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rufwoof

Joined: 24 Feb 2014
Posts: 2148

PostPosted: Sat 13 May 2017, 08:46    Post subject:  

Ransomware strives to get in and encrypt data to demand a financial transfer in order to be able to restore the data. But what about a pure damage based attack where all they were interested in doing was causing disruption. I'm thinking along the lines of cyber-war here.

How can you protect firmware from perhaps a virus that might simply issue burn new firmware commands, where trash is installed in place of the prior working firmware? That could be applied to routers, PC BIOS, network cards, hubs ...etc.

System software loss ... a mild issue - time spent downloading/replacing that.
Personal data loss ... more of a issue (much less so if you make good backups etc.)
Hardware trashed (router, hub, PC BIOS) !!!
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Sylvander

Joined: 15 Dec 2008
Posts: 4293
Location: West Lothian, Scotland, UK

PostPosted: Sat 13 May 2017, 10:56    Post subject:  

Hospitals In UK Hit By Ransomware Attack.
First reported May 12th 2017.
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ndujoe1

Joined: 04 Dec 2005
Posts: 773

PostPosted: Sat 13 May 2017, 11:28    Post subject:  

Yes I use PuppyLinux exclusively.
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