Security features

Dawid Gajownik gajownik at
Sat Nov 26 15:06:25 UTC 2005


	I've been reading recently and I've found this article → I knew about this patch restricting 
acces to /dev/mem but I did not know that it prevents rootkits! IMHO 
this should be mentioned in the Release Notes:

	Actually, there should be more hype about Fedora's security features¹. 
For instance, FC5 uses Stack Smashing Protector. I think that it's worth 
mentioning it in the Announcement of Fedora Core 5². Information about 
updated KDE, Gnome, kernel, etc. will not encourage users to change the 
distribution. I know that it's also important, but only cool new 
features may change their decisions :) Without it we will see more 
Fedora's reviews similar to this: "The wallpaper is the same. Nothing to 
see here, move along." ;)

¹ Yes, I know about SELinux, but why not to tell people about other 



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