Linked by David Adams on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 16:14 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Privacy, Security, Encryption A Computerworld editorial takes note of some interesting changes Dell made to the Linux page we linked to last week. They watered down some of their pro-Linux claims, but not as far as you might think.
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by WorknMan on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 22:26 UTC
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Besides, at the Internet server level, Linux is already as popular as Windows. Google, Yahoo, Facebook, all the top Internet sites, except the ones owned by Microsoft, run Linux. If a hacker really wanted to score big, would you want to crack some guy running Windows 7 or Google?


The problem with this logic is that the person running the server is a lot less likely to be on some random P2P network, downloading all kinds of pr0n and warez onto the machine running the server.

You see, it's a lot easier to attack someone who is actively running your malware on a machine with no anti-virus or spyware protection, without any prodding on your part.

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