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    Phoronix: Linux Patches AIm To Provide Fork'ing Brute Force Attack Mitigation

    Building off a set of "request for comments" patches from September, a set of patches were sent out on Sunday for providing brute force attack mitigation around the fork system call...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...rk-Brute-Force

  • #2
    Oh no Michael you made a typo :<

    AIm

    Suggestion: Delete the article and repost so that the Phoronix bot creates a fixed thread

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    • #3
      I wonder if this would stop the infamous bash fork bomb

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      • #4
        Originally posted by boxie View Post
        I wonder if this would stop the infamous bash fork bomb
        I don't think so, because the children don't die, they just keep spawning more processes.

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        • #5
          OR we could have memory safety and stop mitigation bloat.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by elatllat View Post
            OR we could have memory safety and stop mitigation bloat.
            or we could have a pony

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pal666 View Post
              or we could have a pony
              Already had that, they are susceptible to infections just like the
              OSs available today.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by elatllat View Post
                Already had that, they are susceptible to infections just like the
                OSs available today.
                best thing about imaginary oses is they could have any desired features

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pal666 View Post
                  best thing about imaginary oses is they could have any desired features
                  Don't be an abstract tangent bot; memory safety is achievable at relatively low cost.

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