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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...'"

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