Re: status: establishing a PGP web of trust

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Tue Oct 04 2011 - 00:53:15 EST

On 10/03/2011 09:49 PM, Ted Ts'o wrote:
> Note that if your laptop allows incoming ssh connections, and you
> logged into with ssh forwarding enabled, your laptop
> may not be safe. So be very, very careful before you assume that your
> laptop is safe. At least one kernel developer, after he got past the
> belief, "surely I could have never had my machine be compromised",
> looked carefully and found rootkits on his machines.
> - Ted

By the way, I'm now pretty convinced that allowing inbound ssh on
laptops (which is the default on all the mainline Linux distros as far
as I know) is seriously broken... laptops get connected to *extremely*
insecure networks on just way too regular a basis.

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