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Globe and Mail: Linux Losing Ground On Security Front: Study

Jun 05, 2003, 19:00 (69 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Kapica)

"Linux, the operating system that has become the darling of its security-conscious promoters, came out second-best to Microsoft's Windows Server in a new survey released Wednesday.

"Security experts at London-based mi2g who have been tracking digital attacks closely for the past three months, specifically because of increased tensions over the war in Iraq, say that Linux-based servers recorded most of the successful breaches.

"The company said that in May, 19,208 successful breaches worldwide were recorded against Linux-based systems (76 per cent) and 3,801 breaches were recorded against Microsoft Windows systems (15 per cent). Both corporate and government servers were counted..."

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