Users get to the root of Linux security holes

While identifying Microsoft as the source of most IT security vulnerabilities, respondents to a survey also found holes in Linux and open source software (OSS) security.

Linux and Windows users were asked in the survey to compare the two operating systems and indicate their differences and their strengths and weaknesses. The survey also asked users to comment on what Linux needs to do to remain safe in 2006.

Overall, survey respondents said they'd had fewer security problems with Linux than Windows. Generally, they complained about Microsoft's slow responses to security vulnerability exposures and weaknesses in such products as Microsoft Internet Explorer browser and Internet Information Services Web server.

On the flip side, Windows security IT professional Andy Canfield wrote about two security weaknesses in Linux that he thinks should be addressed. Users get to the root of Linux security holes

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 25th January 2006 8:52PM