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Re: The Security Industry: Where Objectivity Is a Lie
Posted by: Paul Murphy 2004-09-16 08:41:26
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Open source in general, and Unix in particular, appears to be far buggier and less secure than is Microsoft's code in general and Windows XP in particular. You might not believe that, but any count of security vulnerabilities reported since about mid-2001 will lead you to the same conclusion. Mentions of Unix (including Linux, BSD and Solaris) outnumber mentions of Microsoft products by more than two to one across the major security databases.


Re: The Security Industry: Where Objectivity Is a Lie
Posted by: CptnObvious99 2004-10-21 15:38:10 In reply to: Paul Murphy
Odd....when I searched securityfocus.com's exploits the newest linux kernel has only one while Windows XP Home Edition has a LOT.........

Re: The Security Industry: Where Objectivity Is a Lie
Posted by: dukeinlondon 2004-09-23 07:20:55 In reply to: Paul Murphy
Thanks for the article. That needed to be said. I would add that a lot of standard unix utilities where vulnerabilities are found are not even necessarily installed on internet facing desktop linux machines.
Furthermore, diversity of distributions makes the would be target very elusive if it came to building an attack based on a perticular problem.
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