Its not like we didn't already know this but...
kline at magnesium.net
Tue Nov 9 11:50:30 PST 2004
On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 12:44:06PM -0600, RacerX wrote:
> Sent to me by a friend -
> According to a study the British security firm mi2g, Linux is the world's
> "most breached" OS and is exploited more frequently than Windows. The
> company recently analyzed more than 235,000 successful attacks against
> computers that were permanently connected to the Internet during the past
> year and concluded that Linux was responsible for most of the successful
[[ .... (malware, &c. ]]
> ... BSD-based machines make up a small percentage of the
> installed base of permanently connected machines. In all probability,
> those machines weren't attacked simply because there was little incentive
> to do so, not because of any inherent superiority over Linux- or
> Windows-based systems.
This study raises questions of how the Linux machines were
breachede, by whom and for what reasons. Also, questions
about the malware. It also implies that there is a
(desperate[?]) need for security programs to detect malware.
This is an opportunity for guys with internals and security
savvy to earn (the old fashioned way), oh, a few hundred
$million. Scan src code.
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