Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Linux more vulnerable than Windows

According to a survey in the UK Linux Servers are more likely to be attacked that Windows based systems.

From a ZDNet UK article   “However, the sharp rise in Linux breaches probably reflects a lack of training and deployment expertise rather than inherent security problems within Linux, mi2g officials suggested.”

Perhaps Microsoft’s security initiatives are working. Last year Windows composed 51% of the compromised systems in the same survey, this year they were at 20%.  The article points out the real problem of securing Linux. Poor understanding of how to secure the Linux OS and lack of training may be to blame.

The real message here is that you better understand how to secure Linux in your environment or you are going to have problems.  This is not a place for amateurs or inexperienced support personnel.

All the good distributions of Linux offer a support contract - buy it and use it.

And you thought open source software was free. Yeah, right!

Posted by Stevereno on 02/24 at 04:46 PM
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