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Linux Is Favorite Hacker Target

(I can’t believe this article didn’t get bounced around more last month. I just found it today.)

In a study released by mi2g in September, they found that during August 2003:

  • 12,892 Linux servers were successfully breached (67%)
  • 4,626 Windows servers were successfully breached (23.2%)
  • 360 BSD servers were successfully breached (<2%)

I suppose some will claim that this count is skewed because “most servers on the net are running Linux” but I don’t believe that. Especially when those same people say that Windows is a threat because _it is installed on _so many systems.

I’m gonna download BSD this weekend. :)