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SubjectRe: One for the Security Guru's
Robert L. Harris wrote:
> The consultants aparantly told the company admins that kernel modules
>were a massive security hole and extremely easy targets for root kits.

They were blowing smoke. Once the attacker has root on your machine,
you're toast, whether or not you have loadable modules enabled. The right
defense is to prevent attackers from getting root on your machine; the
consultant's recommendations are probably not the best way to spend your
time and energy.
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