Re: status: establishing a PGP web of trust

From: John Johansen
Date: Wed Oct 05 2011 - 23:14:32 EST

On 10/03/2011 09:52 PM, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> 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.
I can't speak for the other distros but Ubuntu does not enable sshd by
default. The openssh-server package or ssh meta package must be
installed before sshd will be run.
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