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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Don't know who to blame...
by Auxx on Wed 15th Apr 2009 20:27 UTC
Auxx
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2007-04-05

...but I don't see any reason why Confiker/any-other epidemic is so impossible in Linux world. You see, creating such epidemic is a lot of work, so author wants something in return. For example a few hundreds of thousands of zombie boxes waiting for his command. That does not happen easily in Windows world and since Linux user-base is MUCH lower and Linux users are kinda smarter it simply not so cost-effective to attack Linux guys.

So it's time to panic! Hehe (:

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