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Old 04-27-07, 05:33 PM   #25
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Old 04-27-07, 10:48 PM   #26
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I enjoy boths OS's.... but here is a nice little snippit of my own...
# of times my Windows computers have been hacked = 0
# of times my Linux computers have been hacked = 1

Not much but then again I have a ton of server apps running on linux which make it a nice target for some script kiddie with no life Also worth noting is that it was hacked years ago and I have had 0 issues sence.
User Error. You can make the same mistakes on windows (IE not updating your daemons). Linux being more secure with no mainanence is a myth. Both take a certain amount of maintanence.

There is more you can do for proactive security on linux than windows. Its not a matter of IF someone can break in(Although this is made harder with multiple layers of stack protection), its how much damage they can do when they are in. That said, windows does not supports things such as chroot jail, consequences are much more catastrophic.
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User Error. You can make the same mistakes on windows (IE not updating your daemons). Linux being more secure with no mainanence is a myth. Both take a certain amount of maintanence.

There is more you can do for proactive security on linux than windows. Its not a matter of IF someone can break in(Although this is made harder with multiple layers of stack protection), its how much damage they can do when they are in. That said, windows does not supports things such as chroot jail, consequences are much more catastrophic.
I agree... it happened back on my old RedHat 6 distro when I was starting out and trying to learn on linux.
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Old 04-28-07, 10:52 AM   #28
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I agree... it happened back on my old RedHat 6 distro when I was starting out and trying to learn on linux.
Yep. But hey, both linux and windows have made great advances in security in recent days. Windows will work for most users, the main problem i have with windows is the long amount of time spent waiting for patches. Linux is less maintanence in the fact that patches come withing hours or a few days max(this is due to the software only having one source tree that will work for everyone, because all distros(assuming you have an active one lol) take the time to compile it, or have you build it yourself vs windows having to patch maybe 5 versions and extensively test them all, so its at a disadvantage), compared to windows taking a month max(usually 2 weeks - a month). Windows has gotten ALOT better with stack smash protection (DEP, PIE), but i don't trust my server to be messed with by script kiddies for a month.
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