Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2006 22:56 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Open source experts have hit back at a study published by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team that said more vulnerabilities were found in Linux/Unix than in Windows in 2005, labelling the report misleading and confusing. The report has attracted criticism from the open source community. Linux vendor Red Hat said the vulnerabilities had been miscategorised, and so could not be used to compare the relative security of Windows and Linux/Unix platforms.
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flypig
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2005-07-13

OK, fair enough, I'll go with that!

As you say, the categorisation could well have been more refined, and duplicates could have been handled differently.

Clearly the list is not really suitable for drawing any immediate statistical conclusions.

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