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New Study Claims BSD, OS X Most and Linux Least Secure

Nov 04, 2004, 13:45 (33 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ina Fried)

CNET News: Is Mac OS The Most Secure?

"In a study bound to rile Linux advocates, a British security company has found that attacks on Linux machines are more than twice as common as those on Windows systems.

"London-based Mi2g found that computers using Mac OS X and other BSD Unix software were more secure. The study said that over a 12-month period, Linux machines suffered roughly two-thirds of security breaches, Windows systems represented just over one-quarter of attacks, and Mac OS X/BSD Unix computers accounted for just 5 percent..."

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mi2g: Deep Study: The World's Safest Computing Environment

[ Thanks to Mohammad Bahathir Hashim for this link. ]

"The most comprehensive study ever undertaken by the mi2g Intelligence Unit over 12 months reveals that the world's safest and most secure 24/7 online computing environment--operating system plus applications--is proving to be the Open Source platform of BSD (Berkley Software Distribution) and the Mac OS X based on Darwin..."

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