Friday, February 20, 2004

Report: Linux draws more attacks than Windows - News & Technology - CNETAsia

Report: Linux draws more attacks than Windows - News & Technology - CNETAsia: "Linux advocates often pride the operating system to be more secure than Windows but this claim could have attracted the unwanted attention of the hacking community.
An analysis of hacker attacks on online servers in January by U.K.-based security consultancy mi2g found that Linux servers were most frequently hit, accounting for 13,654 successful attacks, or 80 percent of the survey total. Windows came in a distant second with 2,005 attacks.
A detailed analysis of government servers also found Linux to be more susceptible, accounting for 57 percent of all security breaches.
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According to the study, the most secure OS turned out to BSD (Berkley Software Distribution) and Mac OS X."

Via http://www.watchingmicrosoftlikeahawk.com/
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