Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Oct 2007 23:02 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption When it comes to launching online attacks, criminals are getting more organised and branching out from the Windows operating system, says eBay's security chief. eBay recently did an in-depth analysis of its threat situation, and while the company is not releasing the results of this analysis, it did uncover a huge number of hacked, botnet computers, said Dave Cullinane, eBay's chief information and security officer, speaking at a Microsoft-sponsored security symposium at Santa Clara University. "The vast majority of the threats we saw were rootkitted Linux boxes, which was rather startling. We expected Microsoft boxes," he said.
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I don't run linux, but I frequent slashdot, which is full of linux users and linux advocates, and while a handful of slashdotters dismissed this info because the ebay guy was speaking at a Microsoft-sponsored event, by and large, most slashdotters agreed with the info:

And I never saw any of them "debunk" it at all.

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