Wednesday, January 04, 2006

CERT's Best and Worst of 2005

In this item from which is sure to cause more debate between devotees of Microsoft Windows and Linux, the United States Emergency Readiness team (US-CERT) reported more system vulnerabilities with Linux
than Microsoft Windows.

From the article:

US-CERT's year-end compilation found 5198 reported vulnerabilities in
2005. Of that number, 2328 of them were for Unix/Linux (45 percent), 2058 were
multiple operating system vulnerabilities (40 percent), and 801 were for Windows
(15 percent).

Most security experts believe that a well-configured Linux servers is better protected than Microsoft products for vulneribilities, so you may have to take these results with a grain of salt.

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