Maybe running such an old kernel is a bad idea
Posted Nov 21, 2012 15:10 UTC (Wed) by imgx64
In reply to: Maybe running such an old kernel is a bad idea
Parent article: New Linux Rootkit Emerges (Threat Post)
But I think it's more "security through obscurity" than actual "security bugs being accidentally fixed" that may help you there. Running obscure or frequently changing versions of things could give you an amount of invulnerability to opportunistic attackers toolkits of pre-built, version (and often build)-sensitive exploits.
"Security through obscurity" does not mean running uncommon software/software versions. It means that the security mechanisms
are a "secret", as opposed to the keys
of such mechanisms.
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