Security pro: Windows easier to 'own'

Tuesday, 17 August 2004, 11:33 AM EST

On Friday, David Aitel, a noted security professional and managing director of vulnerability assessment firm Immunity, published a paper stating that "owning" a computer--hacker-speak for compromising a system--is easier if the target computer runs Windows. While couched in puns and jokes, the paper takes a serious stance on the security of Windows compared with modern Linux, Aitel said.

"We are having some fun with it, but the underlying data and conclusions are real," he said.

By Robert Lemos at ZDNet.

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