Re: status: establishing a PGP web of trust

From: hpanvin@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Thu Oct 06 2011 - 00:54:36 EST


John Johansen <john.johansen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>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
>>> may not be safe. So be very, very careful before you assume that
>>> laptop is safe. At least one kernel developer, after he got past
>>> 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
>> as I know) is seriously broken... laptops get connected to
>> 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.

Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at