Re: Security through wide system use?
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 17:43:39 +0000 (UTC)
In comp.security.misc Andrew McCall <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> This isn't intended to be a troll, and I am not trying to start a
> flame... but...
> I received an email today from my manager pointing me to an article on
> news.com.com that states Windows gets hacked more because its
> popular, and Linux isn't as popular so it doesn't get targeted as
> Personally, I think this is a very simplistic view, from both Linux
> and Windows viewpoint, and would like to find references and articles
> discussing this so I can try and highlight this to the manager. One
> source of information I have already identify is the Netcraft web
> server survey but if anyone else can help me gather more information
> please can you post the information for me.
> I am not trying to prove one system is more secure than the other, and
> I apprieciate that there are many factors in system security.
> Andrew McCall
Your manager knows nothing, in fact he tries to bring argument
from newspapers. That level of expertize won't increase
We have simular managers in sweden. And we have simular problems
with unsecure windows machines.
Security comes from knowledge, responsibility and power to enforce
a (well-written)security policy. Leaning against a vendor (any vendor)
is no good substitute.
-- Peter Håkanson IPSec Sverige ( At Gothenburg Riverside ) Sorry about my e-mail address, but i'm trying to keep spam out, remove "icke-reklam" if you feel for mailing me. Thanx.