As is always the case the ports deal was jsut a front to distract the public form the real deal..the buying of a defense contractor and others closely tied in with our latest generation military equipment. From the f-35 to the M1 Abrams this would give Dubai intimate knowledge of several of our main military armaments. NOtice the lack of coverage in the press?
Monthly Archives:April 2006
This is spot on. If the system is compromised the only way to ensure it’s clean is to nuke it. That is why you backup and backup often. Unless you can say without a doubt you have checksums of every file before and after the compromise was detected there’s no way to be sure if the system is truly clean..this is most true if the system is rooted.
Now mind you some operating systems are more prone to be taken over than others..but the premise is the same. If the machine is rooted the only way to insure cleanliness is to wipe it and start from ground zero. Then you have to verify all of your backups from your last known clean one for compromise.
Now that Apple has made it simple to dual boot winders and OSX it will be even easier to switch since now you can use mac all you want to and go to windows only when you have to. Maybe this is the foot in door Apple needs to seriously threaten Microsoft?
Considering that Apple has been doing the things with it interface that Vista is just struggling to get out the door..this is a good reason to stick with XP and gradually work over to MacOS. since OSX is BSD based you can run things like openoffice and therefore don’t need MS Office. Things are about to get extremly interesting.