CNET News: Linux Lasting Longer Against Net Attacks

“Unpatched Linux systems are surviving longer on the Internet
before being compromised, according to a report from the Honeynet
Project released this week.

“The data, from a dozen networks, showed that the average Linux
system lasts three months before being compromised, a significant
increase from the 72 hours life span of a Linux system in 2001.
Unpatched Windows systems continue to be compromised more quickly,
sometimes within minutes, the Honeynet Project report

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