"According to new research published by Evans Data this week, a
significant majority of Linux servers have never been infected with
a virus and have never been compromised by a malicious attack.
"A word of caution though: The results come from a July survey
of only 500 Linux developers. In that survey, 78 percent of
respondents reported that they have never had a Linux server
compromised by a malicious hacking activity, while 92 percent
claimed that they have never had a Linux machine infected with a
virus. The survey results stand in stark contrast with Evans Data's
own spring survey of non-Linux developers, in which 60 percent
admitted that they had a security breach, and a full 32 percent
actually had three or more breaches. Only 7 percent of Linux users
reported having three or more breaches..."
Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear. QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace.