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Re: Compilers make a system less secure?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Compilers make a system less secure?
- From: H4RR1S <h4rr1s_(_at_)_gotchi_(_dot_)_at>
- Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 8:23:38 +0200
Maybe some people tend to think installing a compiler is giving an intruder the possibility to compile his own code. Personally I think, that this thought is one step too late for securing a system.
If an intruder already has compromised the system it has been proven that the system is insecure.
I think not installing a compiler is limiting damage done by an intruder, but not making a system more secure.
just my 2 cents
On 02 May 2006 16:21:41 +1200, josh <pkplex_(_at_)_orcon_(_dot_)_net_(_dot_)_nz> wrote:
> Some people seem to think that installing a compiler inherently makes
> their system less secure... despite never being able to cite any actual
> reasons why.
> Personally, I really dont see how a compiler is going to lessen
> security, particuarly when they are used to patch the system, But I was
> wondering what people here thought?