[Linux-aus] Stand up for Linux. Stop Microsoft killing Desktop Linux.

Paul Gear paul at libertysys.com.au
Sat Sep 24 13:10:49 EST 2011

On 23/09/11 22:44, Adam Nielsen wrote:
> ...
> I for one would gladly sign my newly compiled Linux kernel for the increased 
> security it could offer.  Having recently had to clean up a rootkit, I look 
> forward to the day when I can set my system up so that even root can't run 
> binaries unless they've been signed by my distro.

There's no such thing as "clean[ing] up a rootkit".  There is only
reinstalling and restoring from backup.  Anything else (like comparing
checksums with a known-good copy of your system) is just a slow way to
restore from backup.

Sent from my ThinkPad, powered by Linux

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