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Windows v Linux Security

October 28th, 2004 · No Comments

The Register explodes some of the myths in light of “Microsoft’s determination to demonstrate that Linux is less secure than Windows”:

– Windows only gets attacked most because it’s such a big target, and if Linux use (or indeed OS X use) grew then so would the number of attacks.
– Open Source Software is inherently dangerous because its source code is widely available, whereas Windows ‘blueprints’ are carefully guarded by Microsoft.
– Statistics ‘prove’ that Windows has fewer, less serious security issues than Linux, that Windows issues are always fixed, and that they are fixed faster.

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