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Re: Filezilla's silent caching of user's credentials
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 20:44:50 -0400
On Wed, 13 Oct 2010 18:49:59 EDT, Ryan Sears said:
The only way to be really secure is run FreeBSD on a computer not plugged
into any network and uses absolutely nothing external (usb drives, etc). Then
it becomes a trade-off in usefulness. Also what happens when someone discovers
a 0-day in BSD?
Actually, the adage used to be "the only safe computer is a powered-down
computer". And even that's not perfect - some very clever guys at UIUC managed
to get a quantum CPU that wasn't powered on to do some calculations *anyhow*:
(the original link at New Scientist seems to have gone belly-up)
Now, if the program run while it's turned off has an exploitable bug in it.....
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