Security company defends Linux-is-vulnerable survey

Wednesday, 10 November 2004, 12:06 AM EST

A UK security company has published an open letter following a furore in the Linux camp after a study claimed that nearly two thirds of successful Internet-based attacks occurred on the open source operating system.

The mi2g Intelligence Unit study found that nearly 60 per cent of all successful breaches were against Linux computers. However, an article on the Linux pipeline website cast doubt on the findings, and open source leaders such as Bruce Perens, among others, lambasted the report as 'ludicrous'.

By Matt Whipp at PC Pro.

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