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VNUnet: Worms put Windows on hook

Jun 30, 1999, 11:19 (36 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Donoghue)

"Vulnerability to viruses leaves Microsoft open to criticism.

Claims by Sun evangelist... James Gosling, that Microsoft operating systems are more susceptible to viruses than Unix [see Related Story below], have been slammed by the anti-virus community as being inaccurate and biased."

"Paul Ducklin, head of research for Sophos, accused Gosling of 'historical revisionism', adding that there was nothing about Unix that made it less prone to virus attack."

"Kevin Street, technical manager at Symantec, claimed that in some ways writing viruses for Unix was actually easier than for Windows, because the Unix kernel is freely available to anyone who wants it."

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