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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/7] procfs privacy: misc. entries
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Lorenzo Hernández  García-Hierro  wrote:
>El lun, 18-04-2005 a las 15:05 -0400, Dave Jones escribió:
>> This is utterly absurd. You can find out anything thats in /proc/cpuinfo
>> by calling cpuid instructions yourself.
>> Please enlighten me as to what security gains we achieve
>> by not allowing users to see this ?
>
>It's more obscurity than anything else. At least that's what privacy
>means usually.

Well, that's not what the word "privacy" means to me. It seems to me
there are plenty of "privacy" issues that are real and legitimate and
have nothing to do with obscurity.

I agree with Dave Jones. Security through obscurity makes no sense.
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