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Silicon.com: Linux is a security risk, experts claim

Mar 20, 2000, 04:50 (44 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Lawrence Mulder for this link. ]

"Silicon.com has uncovered growing concern that the Linux operating system suffers from major security problems that could prevent its widespread adoption in the enterprise environment."

"An investigation discovered widespread belief that the open source nature of the operating system allows hackers an easy route into Linux-based systems."

"Phil Roberts, systems manager for a network installer, said running secure environments on Linux is like giving hackers a key to the door of the system. 'Anyone running vital systems on Linux must be crazy,' he said."

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