What is Linux backward compatible?

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Can you please tell me about Linux backward compatible? Does it create a security loophole?

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Compatibility-It may be the capability of one computer equipment which can be used with alternative equipment. Linux backward compatible is the ability of the newer versions to be compatible with the previous Linux version. The attackers at time use this ability of backward compatible to find loopholes and it can create security issues.

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  • carlosdl
    Can you explain your doubt a little bit?

    Maybe after understanding why you think it could create a security loophole, better answers can be provided.
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  • TheRealRaven
    Just about anything can "create a security loophole". Plugging an Ethernet cable into a network port and powering on a device can "create a security loophole".

    The term "backward compatible" is defined or described on many web sites, so that question doesn't seem to need an answer. And like just about everything ever created in and for automated information processing, security vulnerabilities are involved; so that doesn't seem to have much of an answer that's meaningful.

    What is the actual technical problem that needs an answer?
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