NewsForge: Latest Linux Security Threat: Alien Hackers
Dec 06, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)
"We didn't hear about this danger from flying saucer nutcases
but from the ultra-respectable British publication The Guardian,
which says, 'According to a scientific report, planet Earth's
computers are wide open to a virus attack from Little Green Men.'
So far, there is no evidence whatsoever that Linux is immune to
alien computer viruses. Could this threat bring the spread of Linux
to a halt?
"We know Windows is unlikely to fall prey to alien computer
intruders because a Forrester study showed that 'Microsoft was the
only vendor to have corrected 100% of the publicly known flaws
during the study's time period' and 'Windows has the fewest
vulnerabilities and the fewest 'high severity' vulnerabilities of
any platform measured...'"