Hackers Give Linux an Easy Ride

“‘There was just no interest in Ubuntu,’ said Terri Forslof,
manager of security response for 3Com’s TippingPoint, which put up
the cash prizes awarded at the contest last week at CanSecWest. ‘A
contest such as this is not a measure of relative security between
operating systems. It’s not an accurate barometer.’

“Just because the laptop–a Sony running the Ubuntu 7.10
distribution of Linux–had been untouched doesn’t mean that the
operating system is any more secure than either Mac OS X or Windows
Vista, both which fell to attacks…”

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