Hackers give Linux an easy ride

Friday, 4 April 2008, 12:21 AM EST

It was lack of interest in Linux rather than the operating system's inherent security that left an Ubuntu laptop unbreached in a hacking contest, said the security expert who oversaw the contest.

"There was just no interest in Ubuntu," said Terri Forslof, manager of security response for 3Com's TippingPoint, which put up the cash prizes awarded at the contest last week at CanSecWest. "A contest such as this is not a measure of relative security between operating systems. It's not an accurate barometer."

At Computerworld.

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