The World’s Safest Operating System

UK based security firm mi2g has analyzed 17,074 successful digital attacks against servers and networks. The results are a bit surprising. The BSD OSes (including FreeBSD and Mac OS X) proved to be the systems least likely to be successfully cracked, while Linux servers were the most vulnerable. Linux machines suffered 13,654 successful attacks, or 80% of the survey total. Windows based servers enjoyed a sharp decline in successful breaches, with only 2,005 attacks. “Read more” for our take.Without paying, there’s not a lot of information about the methodology used, so the numbers should be taken with a grain of salt. It’s not clear whether the low numbers for BSD and OSX breaches can simply be attributed to the fact that they’re not as common as Linux servers. And as has been noted in the comments mi2g does not have a sterling repulation in the security industry.


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