US CERT needs to learn how to count


And people writing internet news need to pay attention to details. In the last twelve hours, I have noted roughly fifty online articles touting the latest US CERT Security Bulletin, and how UNIX/Linuxes have three times as many vulnerabilities as Windows.

Pay attention, and do your homework! There are a number of popular flavors of UNIX, including HP-UX, Solaris, and AIX. On the Linux front, there are at least a hundred different flavors. At last count, Microsoft Windows basically came in TWO flavors, the first consisting of Windows 95, 98, and Me, and the second being NT, 2000, and XP. So, UNIX/Linux variants outnumber Windows by a factor of more than 100 to 1, making these upfront statements more than a bit suspect. Spamroll: US-CERT needs to learn how to count

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 5th January 2006 10:11PM