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Toronto Star: Vandals up attacks on Linux Web pages

Sep 12, 2000, 14:29 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rachel Ross)

"Do you know which operating system your Web server's running? If the answer is Linux, there's an increasing chance your home page will be attacked."

"According to statistics gathered by security research group Attrition, Linux-based Web sites are four times more likely to suffer online vandalism than just three months ago."

"As a member of Attrition, Matt (Munge) Dickerson has kept track of defacements for more than a year."

"In May it stood at about 50 defacements to the Linux operating system per month. Then it jumped in August to over 200 defacements. When you stand back and look at the numbers that's a big increase," Dickerson says."

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