BSD & OS-X: The world's safest computing environment
marko at freebsd.org
Tue Nov 2 07:44:45 PST 2004
"The most comprehensive study ever undertaken by the mi2g Intelligence
Unit over 12 months reveals that the world's safest and most secure 24/7
online computing environment - operating system plus applications - is
proving to be the Open Source platform of BSD (Berkley Software
Distribution) and the Mac OS X based on Darwin.
The study also reveals that Linux has become the most breached 24/7
online computing environment in terms of manual hacker attacks overall
and accounts for 65.64% of all breaches recorded, with 154,846
successfully compromised Linux 24/7 online computers of all flavours.
The number of successful manual hacker attacks against Microsoft Windows
based online computers has remained steady and accounts for 25.19% of
all breaches recorded, with 59,419 successfully compromised Windows
targets of all versions. In sharp contrast, the number of successful
hacker attacks against Mac OS X or BSD based online computers has
demonstrated a declining trend and accounts for just 4.82% of all
breaches recorded, with 11,370 successfully compromised BSD targets of
all flavours including Apple."
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