Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Apr 2009 09:54 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Whenever the Conficker worm comes up here on OSNews (or any other site for that matter) there are always a number of people who point their fingers towards Redmond, stating that it's their fault Conifcker got out. While Microsoft has had some pretty lax responses to security threats in the past, it handled the whole Conficker thing perfectly, releasing a patch even before Conficker existed, and pushing it through Windows Update. In any case, this made me wonder about Linux distributions and security. What if a big security hole pops up in a Linux distribution - who will the Redmond-finger-pointing people hold responsible?
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There was somehow similar situation
by Nicram on Wed 15th Apr 2009 10:16 UTC
Nicram
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2006-01-31

When there was found some SSH hole and many exploits appear. I remember than many servers and client computers were exploited. So i think currently the situation could be similar. Ofcourse currently ditros got better update methods but because common lie that "linux is more secure" not many linux users really install them all just after they are out, and i think many linux computers would be affected.

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