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[By Nic Lindh on Saturday, 21 February 2004]

The BSDs have it as secure servers

A study by security firm mi2g auditing “17.074 successful digital attacks against servers and networks” finds that Linux is the most breached server operating system, while BSD and Mac OS X Server suffered the fewest intrusions. The article does not clarify what is meant by “BSD”–FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, or all of the above?

Does this mean that Linux is inherently insecure? No, it simply means that securing systems is hard work.

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