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Old 01-04-2006, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 5,198 Linux, Windows OS Flaws in 2005

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team released its year-end summary of computer vulnerabilities. While Windows is regarded as the most insecure operating system, the US-CERT found four times as many vulnerabilities specifically related to Unix and Linux. Of 5,198 reported flaws, 812 were for the Windows, 2,328 for Unix and Linux, and 2,058 more affected more than one operating system.

Notably missing from the list of Windows vulnerabilities is the recently discovered Windows Metafile issue. No vulnerabilities were listed for Apple's Mac OS X, however several had been disclosed during the year. Also, since OS X is based on Unix, it is vulnerable to some of the flaws associated with its core operating system.

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Very interesting too bad if you show this to some of the Linux communities they will attack you on site.
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Very interesting too bad if you show this to some of the Linux communities they will attack you on site.
sometimes, sometimes not.........then again if youve ever taken a close hard look at most of the TCO(total cost of ownership) studies done comparing the two OS's they always try to apply windows ideas to linux and the two are completely different animals---------it doesnt work that way

whats considered a "flaw" might be meaningless or very important depending on what it is exactly, same with "upgrades" or software patches

for example, windows SP2 added a "firewall" to winXP--------and I really really loath that term, what it really did was just add packet filtering to windows..........gee, what took them so long? Now, is not having packet filtering considered a "flaw" or just an omission.........its a huge security risk

ALL OS's are flawed, some more seriously than others in different areas
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