Talk:424: Security Holes

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Could the Slackware one imply that harder nerds/geeks are more fond of this specific Linux distro? 01:00, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Perhaps he's also implying aliens use OLPC? (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I think the Xandros/EEE PC vulnerability "gives access if asked in a stern voice" is a reference to comic 413: New Pet, where Cueball and Megan made a pet out of a EEE PC on wheels inside a hamster ball. Pets sometimes need to be talked to sternly if they're unwilling to obey commands; in this case, a EEE PC needs to be talked to sternly in order to give the commander root access. Codefreak5 (talk) 21:36, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

I like to think teh "exploit" is just sudo sudo [arbitrary command]. AzureArmageddon 15:40, 1 October 2023 (UTC)

The Gentoo explanation does not make sense. Gentoos succumbing to flattery should mean the users use flattery on the Gentoo, not the other way around. --flewk (talk) 16:43, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Crippling Crypto (the first article mentioned as offering more detail on the Debian-OpenSSL vulnerability) analogises the resulting problem by partly reproducing 221: Random Number. Should this be mentioned in this article or in 221, or both, or not mentioned in either? 09:39, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

This has aged interestingly, given that about half of those security problems are legitimate weaknesses of current LLM AI models. Not the same as operating systems, of course, but you'd be terrified by how much people already trust them to be secure. 12:00, 25 March 2024 (UTC)