Linux keeps dodging hackers and viruses

Tuesday, 3 August 2004, 10:43 AM EST

A survey of 500 Linux developers carried out by Evans Data, a research company, and published last week, found that 78 percent of them claimed never to have been hacked.

Of the 22 percent that had fallen victim to hacking, nearly a quarter said they had been attacked by internal users with valid login IDs. By comparison, earlier this year Evans Data surveyed a group of non-Linux users and found that a significantly higher proportion -- three in five -- of those had suffered a security breach.

By Graeme Wearden at ZDNet.

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