Reply to post: Re: Ban Linux from off the Internet

A successor to Mirai? Newly discovered malware aims to create fresh IoT botnet

Steven Roper

Re: Ban Linux from off the Internet

So what alternative would you suggest? Windows? $DEITY help us.

You ARE aware that the vast majority of machines running the backbone of the internet are running Linux, right? If you ban Linux, you pretty much wipe out the entire internet.

Also, the problem here isn't Linux, it's the shoddy security practices associated with the IoT. If you hard-code username: admin / password: password on a device, then it doesn't matter how watertight or hardened your OS code is, if you've used default login credentials. If you change the username and password (if the device will let you) then its security is as good as any other Linux box.

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