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Enterprise IT Planet: Linux a Hacker's Delight?

Sep 27, 2003, 01:00 (24 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"It looks like Microsoft just can't catch a break when it comes to OS security. Worms, viruses, and exploits dog Windows just like the BSOD used to do in its less stable variants. More and more, Linux is looking like the OS for secure computing.

"Not so fast...

"A recent study came up with some startling conclusions. Linux machines, it turns out, is the victim of more successful attacks. The UK hacker tracker outfit, MI2G, found that more Linux-based servers beat out Windows servers in letting outsiders in. How can this be...?"

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