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ZDNet UK: Linux Servers 'Attacked More Often'

Feb 20, 2004, 20:00 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Angus Kidman)

"In a similar study last year, Microsoft Windows proved to be more vulnerable, accounting for 51 percent of successful attacks on government servers.

"However, the sharp rise in Linux breaches probably reflects a lack of training and deployment expertise rather than inherent security problems within Linux, mi2g officials suggested.

"'The swift adoption of Linux last year within the online government and non-government server community, coupled with inadequate training and knowledge on how to keep that environment secure when running vulnerable third party applications, has contributed to a consistently higher proportion of compromised Linux servers,' mi2g chairman DK Matai said in a statement..."

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