Vista is still the most secure OS to date.

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infra_red_dude

Wire muncher!
gx_saurav said:
how mplayer plays ISO files without mounting
one question: does winrar/winiso/isobuster etc. need to mount an iso file to view its contents??!!!

plz do not use the word "ignorant fellow member". doesn't sound nice from ur mouth!! :D

gx_saurav said:
Windows Media Player cannot support a piracy format to play video like this.
i make iso images then vcds/dvds of the videos i capture from my handycam. this feature is utmost useful to me.. when am in windows i use VLC to read/play the same. now temme how is my video collection pirated??? jus' hafing eyecandy in media player doesn't make it better. i find media library of winamp more usable than in media player. but then its my personal opinion.

lets get on topic now. plz change the title to: "vista is a secure OS for home usage"

that'd be more appropriate as all the posts made here claim that its unfair to compare vista to *nix/clones as vista is not a server OS!!! if the title is changed to that then 80% of the posts will hafta be deleted!!!

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gx_saurav said:
.......which in WMP the user has to do manually. Mount the ISO.
sorry i'm not that well versed wid vista's in built handling of iso files. in xp i either had to install the powertoy or some 3rd party utility like daemon tools or nero/roxio package to create a virtual drive and mount iso. i dunno if vista supports out of the box iso mounting. plz enlighten me.

gx_saurav said:
Sorry, Windows Media Player cannot support a piracy format to play video like this.
haha.. sounds like official WMP FAQ and as if Windows Media Player is your product and you are the one deciding on its features!!!! :D
 
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iMav

The Devil's Advocate
hmmm ... looks like some members need to reminded about a small incident which wasn't a shock to the MAC fraternity and they said that we are secure as long as hackers dont train their eyes on other OSs and as far as my knowledge goes ... os x is based on bsd aint it :roll:
 

rocket357

Security freak
infra_red_dude said:
lets get on topic now. plz change the title to: "vista is a secure OS for home usage"

that'd be more appropriate as all the posts made here claim that its unfair to compare vista to *nix/clones as vista is not a server OS!!! if the title is changed to that then 80% of the posts will hafta be deleted!!!
Indeed.

If you leave the definition unbounded, then those within the bounds of your definition are fair game...hence my posts concerning OpenBSD.

But I do find it interesting that there has been so much controversy over such a hopeless topic. Security is an np-complete problem (for the less mathematically inclined, that means "non-polynomial"...the premise is that to discover a solution takes near infinite effort, but it takes mere seconds to disprove a proposed solution), and as such there really isn't a "secure" OS anywhere. It's all relative to the status of the crowd.

As for DRM, I really didn't want to tread on that subject because it, too, is a hopeless topic. People have opinions, and opinions stink. I've had quite a bit of fun giggling at the *emotionally-driven* crap that some people have posted ("Oh, it upsets me when someone says 'Your OS sucks <insert favorite OS> is the bestest!'"), but honestly I can only handle so much stupidity...opening the DRM can 'O worms was NOT my intent.

You see, people are exceptionally goofy critters...Logic does not drive action, logic simply determines WHAT action will take place. The drive to act comes from emotion, or more accurately, your *belief* about the emotion. (Consider this: you're walking down the street and someone pushes you hard enough to knock you to the ground. You'd be upset, right? Now then, as you're getting up, a drunk driver smashes over the sidewalk and into the building right where you were just standing...hrmmm...seems a different scenario now, even though NOTHING HAS CHANGED about the event. Your *belief* about the intent of the person who pushed you is the only thing that has changed.)

When someone says "Linux sucks, Vista is more secure", my logic dictates that the individual who posted that is a moron and has no experience with the true power of open source. But what drives me to act is my belief: a) my favored OS is under attack and b) by proxy *I* am under attack. (Just making a point, as I've stated *truth* that contradicted my viewpoint (i.e. Linux has it's share of security issues, etc...) because it's true, not because I believe it to be true.) How many who've posted from page 13 to the last page on this thread can say likewise? How many have posted sensible, thought-provoking truth *even if it weakened their stance*?

If you can raise your hand to that, congrats...you're a mature individual.

If you can't: Get some facts, fuucktard, and drop the blind trust. It'll bite you in the end.
 
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infra_red_dude

Wire muncher!
@iMav: dude, bsd is not a joke! it aint like this... today somebody says i'm tired of hacking xyz os, tom i'll hack into a bsd system and its done!

making statements is easy but practically hacking into a bsd system is no child's play. of corz, its not impossible! nothing is! afterall its all man made.. if man can make it.. then he can break it too! its not god sent.

but hacking into a bsd system is not easy like hacking into any xyz OS!
 

iMav

The Devil's Advocate
as i said earlier if some 1 has a problem with the claims of the source fight it with them coz BSD based OS by a some company that goes by the name of Apple Inc. (may be some small company who has no idea baout coding an OS) was hacked ;)
 

rocket357

Security freak
iMav said:
hmmm ... looks like some members need to reminded about a small incident which wasn't a shock to the MAC fraternity and they said that we are secure as long as hackers dont train their eyes on other OSs and as far as my knowledge goes ... os x is based on bsd aint it :roll:
This arguement, like so many of your posts, is based on association. Think about it...

Girls = (time)(money)
time = money
money^2 = evil (money is the root of all evil)

Does this mean you can factor it all out and make the conclusion that girls = evil? That's a faulty association. Your argument, likewise, is a faulty association. BSD (for starters, BSD is the code released from Berkeley...OpenBSD/NetBSD/FreeBSD/etc... are all derivative works. Apple OSX is a derivative of FreeBSD (as far as my understanding goes...anyone have proof otherwise, please share).

Does this mean that your arguement holds that OpenBSD is crap because Apple OSX (a "distant relative" if you will), which has been broken in horrible ways to make it more friendly and functional, has security problems?

Check CERT (or any given vulnerability tracking database system, for that matter), and draw conclusions based on fact. Then come back and speak intelligently, please.
 
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kumarmohit

Technomancer
rocket357 said:
I have a car. I'm not a mechanic. I've put in the effort to *learn* how to accomplish routine tasks to ensure the safety and security of my car.

Likewise, if I were given the opportunity to use a bank that was more secure, I'd put forth the effort to *learn*.

You can and you have learnt becoz you have:
~ Quest
~ Attitude

and above all the time to learn, not everyone however so equipped. So not everyone can learn BSD.
 

rocket357

Security freak
infra_red_dude said:
making statements is easy but practically hacking into a bsd system is no child's play. of corz, its not impossible! nothing is! afterall its all man made.. if man can make it.. then he can break it too! its not god sent.

Ahh, sanity. Thank you for posting, infra_red_dude...you enlighten us all with your *logical* analysis of the situation.

kumarmohit said:
You can and you have learnt becoz you have:
~ Quest
~ Attitude

and above all the time to learn, not everyone however so equipped. So not everyone can learn BSD.

Damn you, kumarmohit...you're good. Ok, I agree that not all people are "equipped" to pick up varying topics...but I've accomplished virtually EVERYTHING I've put my mind to, regardless of difficulty (probably because I'm just as stubborn as I am driven to learn).

I hate admitting it, but you've got a valid point there.
 
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iMav

The Devil's Advocate
rocket357 said:
This arguement, like so many of your posts, is based on association. Think about it...

Girls = (time)(money)
time = money
money = evil^2 (money is the root of all evil)

Does this mean you can factor it all out and make the conclusion that girls = evil? That's a faulty association. Your argument, likewise, is a faulty association. BSD (for starters, BSD is the code released from Berkeley...OpenBSD/NetBSD/FreeBSD/etc... are all derivative works. Apple OSX is a derivative of FreeBSD (as far as my understanding goes...anyone have proof otherwise, please share).

Does this mean that your arguement holds that OpenBSD is crap because Apple OSX (a "distant relative" if you will), which has been broken in horrible ways to make it more friendly and functional, has security problems?
who the hell said that some thing is crap :confused:

ur the 1 who felt offended by the the title of the thread

from the way ur commenting ur the 1 who tried to imply tht vista is crap :?
 
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rocket357

Security freak
iMav said:
who the hell said that some thing is crap :confused:

ur the 1 who felt offended by the the title of the thread

hrmmm...then what was the point of your "Mac got hacked" post? Are you simply tossing out random tidbits to sound "in the know" or did you have an intelligent reason for posting?

I never said the title *offended* me. I just know faulty statements when I see them, and anyone with an ounce of logic would see that and agree. Vista is the most secure OS? Riiiiiiiiight. Amazing how security minded OS's were left out of the comparison (save Vista, that is)...
 

iMav

The Devil's Advocate
ur the 1 who has problems with the title and claim bsd is the best bsd is the most secure trying to imply that it cant be hacked or has no vulnerability and all we are saying is tha every OS has its flaws so dont rant about the product ur using and call the other uselss ... and hence i had to remind u about ur BSD being as vulnerable as windows and experts also saying the same ;)
 

infra_red_dude

Wire muncher!
iMav said:
....imply that it cant be hacked or has no vulnerability
read his posts again. he's mentioned 2 bugfixes for BSD.
http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showpost.php?p=542780&postcount=261

iMav said:
.....and all we are saying is tha every OS has its flaws....
very correct!

iMav said:
....and hence i had to remind u about ur BSD being as vulnerable as windows and experts also saying the same.
you are out of ur senses dude!!!! this is the most idiotic comment i've ever heard! err... make it the best joke i've ever heard!! :D
 

iMav

The Devil's Advocate
^^ if u draw a distinction between an absolutely non-usable version of BSD with a version that can be used by people ur right
 

gxsaurav

You gave been GXified
infra_red_dude said:
you are out of ur senses dude!!!! this is the most idiotic comment i've ever heard! err... make it the best joke i've ever heard!! :D

iMav got a point here. You guys said BSD is very secure & hard to hack. Well, then I also wonder how come Apple Mac OS X which is using the BSD kernel got hacked so many times easily due to simple bugs in WiFi driver
 

infra_red_dude

Wire muncher!
iMav said:
if u draw a distinction between an absolutely non-usable version of BSD with a version that can be used by people ur right
get over the myth!! free/open bsd is NOT ABSOLUTELY NON-USABLE as u think! get ur facts right. come outta the world of windows! you think like that coz you've been "born and brought up" in the world of windows!!! ask someone who's started his computing life wid linux. he feels linux is easy for him.

according to u.. a "usable" version of bsd is MacOSX? even then do u think mac os x is less secure than windows???!!! if u think so by jus looking at the graph shown in the title page and reading the blog then i dunno what to say! do u haf any concrete source to prove it.. an unbiased test? it also says winxp is more secure than ubuntu 6.06 or sled 10. i really dunno what to say!

and regarding the driver what gx is talking about, it is not a part of kernel. a person wid even a small percentage of common sense will understand that!!! again, it is coded/audited by apple. hmmm.. btw, what is this bug about? i dunno. plz enlighten me.
 

rocket357

Security freak
gx_saurav said:
iMav got a point here. You guys said BSD is very secure & hard to hack. Well, then I also wonder how come Apple Mac OS X which is using the BSD kernel got hacked so many times easily due to simple bugs in WiFi driver
First: Bug in the WiFi driver != kernel vulnerability.
Same with bug in ATI driver for Vista != kernel vulnerability.

Second: If Win2000Pro is vulnerable to an attack, does that mean Win2003 is vulnerable too? They're based on the same source code, afterall!

Furthermore, Mac uses a horribly defaced BSD kernel. Saying it's the same thing is like calling a horse and a pig the same thing. Yeah, they both walk on 4 legs, but it's NOT the same animal. The kernels used by virtually any "2nd generation" BSD system (for instance, OpenBSD, NetBSD, etc...) are not the same. (If you consider them to be identical, then explain to me why FreeBSD/NetBSD are NOT vulnerable to the ipv6 overflow that OpenBSD was vulnerable to in March of this year).

Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP are based on the same source code, but this doesn't mean they're exactly the same (Look at a system call table for proof...2003 extends the capabilities of XP's kernel and refactors a few other calls. If this extending creates new vulnerabilities, you can't say XP is "just as vulnerable" as 2003.)

infra_red_dude said:
btw, what is this bug about? i dunno. plz enlighten me.
There's a wireless card available for Mac that has a driver vulnerability. Once the system is *turned on* with the card active, the system is vulnerable to attack. It's pretty serious, IMHO. Also, considering that drivers typically run with full kernel - level privilege, it's easy to see why drivers are so commonly attacked (and intentionally malicious "drivers" are the basis for many rootkit designs)
 
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gxsaurav

You gave been GXified
Furthermore, Mac uses a horribly defaced BSD kernel. Saying it's the same thing is like calling a horse and a pig the same thing.

Macboy : No, you are lying. Mac OS X uses the same kernel. How dare you call Apple bad :mad:
 

rocket357

Security freak
gx_saurav said:
Macboy : No, you are lying. Mac OS X uses the same kernel. How dare you call Apple bad :mad:
A simple challenge, then:

Download the source code for OpenBSD's kernel. Download the source code for FreeBSD's kernel. Diff the files and tell me they're the same. If they aren't, then explain to me what "The" BSD kernel is, hrmm?

gx_saurav said:
Well, then I also wonder how come Apple Mac OS X which is using the BSD kernel got hacked so many times easily due to simple bugs in WiFi driver
This "the" BSD kernel.

Also, you might want to check out this:
http://www.levenez.com/unix/
 
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iMav

The Devil's Advocate
a few mis-conceptions i never said bsd is more vulnerable than windows ... i said it is as vulnerable (may be not) but infra dude i tried installing my display card drivers on slax kill bill edition and if thats any thing that u call usable then u got to be kidding me
 

din

Tribal Boy
WOW

First I begged all users not to post in this thread, stop the war etc. But now (after rocket357 came to participate in discussion), it is like going back to the old days

Am I dreaming ? Quality posts again ! Great.

Now we can see the level of knowledege of those who post :)

iMav, gx, Zeeshan, I am taking back what I said, please continue posting in this thread, coz ...

Then we can see some Excellent replies which worth reading.
 
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