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[News] 3 New 'Features' That Linux Does Not Have

  • Subject: [News] 3 New 'Features' That Linux Does Not Have
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 12:38:54 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Trojans besiege online gamers

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| Virus writers at first used classic key loggers to steal passwords for online 
| games, a tactic that can be traced back to 1997. 


Malware makers target security sites 

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| The big idea is that if they can take the sites down for a couple of weeks, 
| chances are their malware will be safely installed because no one will have a 
| clue how to remove it.  


Security maven: QuickTime flaw threatens PCs, Macs

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| The researcher, Petko D. Petkov, on Wednesday posted proof-of-concept code 
| that shows how the exploit can be used to run privileged code on an unwitting 
| user's machine.  



How secure are Linux, Window and Mac OS?

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| Overall it looks like the Linux kernel turns out to be the most
| secure system. Not only does it have virtually no security holes
| that lead to system access, it's also very resilient to remote
| attacks, two areas where both Windows and Mac OS X aren't doing
| very well.


Linux more secure than Windows, national survey shows

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| In its first annual Security Issues Survey for the debut of the Software 
| Security Summit conference in La Jolla, California, BZ Research polled 
| 6,344 software development managers about the security of different popular 
| enterprise operating environments and Linux and open source consistently 
| topped Microsoft Windows, according to respondents.


Why Windows is less secure than Linux

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| Windows is inherently harder to secure than Linux. There I said
| it. The simple truth.
| Many millions of words have been written and said on this topic.
| I have a couple of pictures.


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