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    Re: Why Debian is still not as secure as OpenBSD ? (Score: 3)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, May 31 @ 17:02:32 BST

    There are also a few kernel level issues:

    • OpenBSD supports encryption of virtual memory, AFAIK, linux does not.
    • OpenBSD uses stronger encryption than the standard unix crypt. Sure, this isn’t that important what with shadow passwords, but it still makes it more secure.
    • OpenBSD supports one time passwords, i.e. S/KEY logins(can this be done in linux?)
    • Also OpenBSD appears to support more crypto hardware than linux, but only a few extra devices.
    • Of course, IMHO all this doesn’t really matter for average users/admins like myself. I think OpenBSD is so secure because Theo and his gang are obsessive, egocentric hackers who judge their self worth by how few OpenBSD exploits pop up. I don’t know of any other OS which can claim that.

      For me, inside firewall == debian, solaris, outside firewall == openbsd

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