[LINK] By the numbers: Windows vs Linux security
Tue, 2 Oct 2001 17:00:35 +1000 (EST)
On Tue, 2 Oct 2001, felipe rodriquez wrote:
> In November 1988 the Morris worm infected about 6000 Unix hosts in a matter
> of hours. At the time this represented about 10% of the total amount of Unix
> servers connected to the Internet. If a similar worm would be launched
> today, it would infect many millions of hosts in a matter of hours.
Unix is far less homogenous than it was in 1988, exploits written for
one Linux variant frequently won't work on another Linux variant (neither
will application software, but that's another can of worms).
Western farmers have learned the danger of monoculture, how many more
work attacks do we need to sit through until IT managers come to the
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