Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Mar 2006 12:29 UTC, submitted by Moule
Privacy, Security, Encryption It's official, boys and girls: it's easier to kick in a door when it's open. "A test has revealed that a Linux server is far less likely to be compromised. In fact, unpatched Red Hat and SuSE servers were not breached at all during a six-week trial, while the equivalent Windows systems were compromised within hours. However, patching does make a difference. Patched versions of Windows fared far better, remaining untouched throughout the test, as did the Red Hat and Suse deployments."
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RE[3]: Unpatched servers?
by Arawn on Fri 10th Mar 2006 18:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Unpatched servers?"
Arawn
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2005-07-13

Hmmm, I don't know about what kind of "unstable" you're refering to, but MS rolled out the Windows 2000 Security Rollout about 6 months back, and it broke a lot of functionalities, one example was the network reporting of NAI Security Suite for SMB, I personally had that problem happen. They had to withdraw it from deployment, and ready a new version.
You can can call that "unstable", 'cause it de-stabilised the server functionality...

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RE[4]: Unpatched servers?
by Tom K on Sat 11th Mar 2006 22:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Unpatched servers?"
Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

Granted ... that is one update that I distinctly remember causing problems.

There really is nothing else that I can remember.

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