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SubjectModule security [Was: Re: Bootscreen]
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Jos Hulzink <josh@stack.nl> said:

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> Oh, and using modules is a (minor) security issue. I have all my drivers
> compiled in the kernel. I like it and it is secure.

There are ways of installing rogue "modules" even without module support.
Google and ye shall find... [One of the online cracker mags had an
extensive article on module/kernel based rootkits some 6-10 months
ago]. And if "someone" gets root, they can leave behind a doctored kernel
any time they want. You'll never notice...
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