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Date:      Fri, 11 Dec 2009 01:42:36 -0600
From:      "Sam Fourman Jr." <>
To:        Bill Moran <>
Cc:, Anton Shterenlikht <>,
Subject:   Re: Root exploit for FreeBSD
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On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 8:51 AM, Bill Moran <> wrot=
> In response to Anton Shterenlikht <>:
>> >From my information security manager:
>> =A0 =A0 =A0 FreeBSD isn't much used within the University (I understand)=
 and has a
>> =A0 =A0 =A0 (comparatively) poor security record. Most recently, for exa=
>> =A0 =A0 =A0
> Are you trying to make your infosec guy look like an idiot? =A0Does he
> realize that FreeBSD has a grand total of 16 security problems for all
> of 2009? =A0Hell, Microsoft has that many in an average month.
> If he can find something (other than OpenBSD) with a better record than
> that, I'd love to hear about it.

Either your infosec guy is close to incompetent or this is flame bait.
I have tried looking around and OpenBSD appears to be the undisputed
#1 track record in terms of security and FreeBSD is #2 (I didn't count
Linux is Just horrible, and Windows well enough said :)

Sam Fourman Jr.
Fourman Networks

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