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Careful! GRC ShieldsUp shows Ubuntu is unsafe out of the box!

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by BillW50, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    GRC ShieldsUp
    https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2

    Solicited TCP Packets: Failed
    Unsolicited Packets: Passed
    Ping Reply: Failed

    Installing a decent firewall should take care of this security risk. I
    noticed long ago that Xandros doesn't have a firewall either.

    Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 users should not have these problems
    right out of the box. As people complained and Microsoft listened. I
    guess somebody forgot to tell the Linux crowd to fix theirs as well.

    --
    Bill
    Asus EEE PC 702G4 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
    Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix
     
  2. AJL

    AJL Flightless Bird

    BillW50 <BillW50@aol.kom> wrote:

    >GRC ShieldsUp
    >https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2


    Your website said it disables the back button apparently to prove some
    security point. So I tested it (using the same laptop):

    Under Windows (Vista), using browsers Firefox and IE the back button
    *was* disabled.

    Under Ubuntu, using browsers Galeon, Firefox, Epiphany, NetSurf, and
    Seamonkey the back button *was not* disabled.

    I'm not sure what that proved other than Windows is susceptible to
    back button manipulation... 8-O

    >As people complained and Microsoft listened.


    Maybe not...

    >guess somebody forgot to tell the Linux crowd to fix theirs as well.


    Maybe not... ;)
     

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