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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Bug fixes
by naranha on Wed 15th Apr 2009 13:11 UTC
naranha
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2009-02-25

Linux distributions are usually a lot faster with patching than ms as soon as a vulnerability is detected. It's just a matter of hours - max. 1 day - till the fixes pop up in the update manager.

Remember that MS took quite a long time to fix the issue with their RPC-Servers just that there was no worm exploiting this vulnerability at that time.

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