OpenBSD Journal

[Inter@ctive Week] Theo credited with securing BSD

Contributed by Dengue on from the BSD-vs.-Linux dept.

ZDNet Inter@active week is running an article titled: "BSD System takes on Linux" . It's another BSD vs. Linux article, but here's a jewel:

" Problems such as the common Unix buffer overflow exposure, where a malicious hacker crashes a system by putting too many characters into a command field and feeds the system rogue commands as it restarts itself, were identified and eliminated in BSD, primarily through the painstaking work of independent software developer Theo de Raadt. His open-source project, OpenBSD, set a standard for other BSD developers, who adopted many elements of his work. "

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