“Linux advocates often pride the operating system to be more secure than Windows but this claim could have attracted the unwanted attention of the hacking community,” Angus Kidman reports for CNETAsia. “An analysis of hacker attacks on online servers in January by U.K.-based security consultancy mi2g found that Linux servers were most frequently hit, accounting for 13,654 successful attacks, or 80 percent of the survey total. Windows came in a distant second with 2,005 attacks.”
“A detailed analysis of government servers also found Linux to be more susceptible, accounting for 57 percent of all security breaches… 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,” Kidman reports.
“According to the study, the most secure OS turned out to BSD (Berkley Software Distribution) and Mac OS X,” Kidman reports.
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