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Has Microsoft Made Security Strides?

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side of Being a DBA' started by dineshasanka, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. dineshasanka Moderator

    Over a 12 month period SQL Server 2000 running on Windows Server 2003 had 27 High severity security issues and 36 other security issues. In comparison, MySQL running on Red Hat Enterprise 3 had 41 High severity issue and 75 other security issues.

    Read morehttp://www.internetnews.com/security/article.php/3519246
  2. FrankKalis Moderator

    I think this has two reasons. As already in the article mentioned, MS is getting stronger in securing their software *AND* as Linux is getting more and more attractive towards the enterprise, those sick minds are also getting interested more and more how to hack, crack and/or exploit Linux and software running on Linux.

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  4. satya Moderator

    Absolutely Frank and Dinesh please keep this kind of posts in Lighter side for heavy discussion [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />].<br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><b>Satya SKJ</b><br />Moderator<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum>http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum</a><br /><center><font color="teal"><font size="1">This posting is provided “AS IS” with no rights for the sake of <i>knowledge sharing.</i></font id="size1"></font id="teal"></center>
  5. dineshasanka Moderator

    quote:Originally posted by FrankKalis

    Hmpf, here some else with moderator status has to move it.

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    what is Hmpf ???? [?]
  6. ghemant Moderator

    Its very true as Linux becomes more and more poplular hacker/crackers are more actively tried to hack / crack it , finding vunerabilities ... theirs are tons of code / sofwares available on Linux for the same , i remember when i learnt Unix and wasused to teach Linux in 2001, i was asked by my student that why it is more secure then MS Os ... i make him read that Linux having interpretor and it runs using bytecode so if any one mix a single bit in it will identify and stuck and dont make it execute...but now a days its no more that secure...becoz hackers are more active and clever programmers ,too enthu and too eager to break in to the box.




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  7. dineshasanka Moderator

    it is obvious. isn't it. who the hacker want to hack into the system which is not popular.
  8. ghemant Moderator

    I think the most used and most popular / used OS rardless from company Solaries / HP / MS OS / Linux & Unix Flavour are not too safe as on my opinion the not that much popular OS like BeOS are much safe to use...
    just visit the link below :

    http://www.freeos.com/
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  9. RGKN New Member

    Dinesh,<br /><br />Hmph is an expression of slight annoyance or frustration. An use of can be found in the story by Rudyard Kipling in his book of short stories, Just So Stories, the story in question is called How The Camel Got His Hump. See the link below.<br /><br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.classicreader.com/read.php/sid.6/bookid.896/>http://www.classicreader.com/read.php/sid.6/bookid.896/</a><br /><br />Regards,<br /><br />Robert.<br /><br />PS Does this posting make me eligible for the monthly draw? <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />
  10. FrankKalis Moderator

    Sorry, "Hmph" I think is German. I guess it's a bit slang or colloquial. I should have written "Damn" or "Sh*t". [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />I wasn't aware, that Kipling also used this.<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />

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