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Re: [vox] Open Source and Security



On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 01:28:14PM -0800, Karalius, Joseph wrote:
> http://www.silicon.com/hardware/servers/0,39024647,39118519,00.htm
> 
> Three Linux server security holes found 
<snip>

Indeed.  Some recent research apparently found that Linux has more
security 'problems' than Windows, but that was NOT counting so-called 'malware'
(e.g., viruses, IE bugs, spyware, etc.), which has pretty much been
"one or two more a week" for Windows, lately.

So if you DON'T count the millions of users who's Windows boxes get
compromised on a near-weekly basis, then apparently Linux is worse off.


But to me, that's like saying "anchovies in the ocean are far
more susceptible to tanker spills than seagulls."  It doesn't exactly
include commercial fishing. ;^)


I guess it boils down to: "Sh*t happens."  What KIND of ... uh... stuff,
and how BAD it is, is where the real differences appear.


(Also, who needs ATI Rage 128-bit video on their /server/? ;^) )

-bill!
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