antivirus programs for freebsd
Here is a link to feed your paranoia, imagine if someone trojaned
widely used security software responsible for keeping bad guys out.
It has happened, it will happen. Apache.org was hacked once using a
database server hack. httpd could have been trojaned, although the
culprit claimed to have only defaced their website, no telling.
Someone could have used the same hack sometime before to insert some
weakness. Then again test-cgi and printenv in the cgi-bin directory
were security holes.
What I beleive is the problem of trust. Your server security is directly
related to the ftp server's security level from which you are
software from. No different than rsh or anything else since you are
installing and running commands from their site for them. Hence don't
download from the site unless the Sys Admin is more paranoid than you.
What would be an impressive project to undertake would be to write code
auditing software. Their are commercial versions avaible, but I don't
of any opensource project in the works, I guess back to google ...
All [Security] is like chasing the wind. Ecclesiates.
I have watched kids testifying before Congress. It is clear that they
are completely unaware of the seriousness of their acts. There is
obviously a cultural gap. The act of breaking into a computer system
has to have the same social stigma as breaking into a neighbor's house.
It should not matter that the neighbor's door is unlocked. The press
must learn that misguided use of a computer is no more amazing than
drunk driving of an automobile.
Ken Thompson Sept. 1995 ACM
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