More Than 90% of Linux Systems Have Never Been Infected by a Virus, New Evans Data Survey; Eighty Percent Have Never Been Hacked

Posted by dave on Jul 28, 2004 5:38 AM EDT
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Ninety two percent of survey respondents indicated that their Linux systems have never been infected with a virus, according to Evans Data's new Summer 2004 Linux Development Survey. Further, 78% of Linux developers say that their Linux systems have never been hacked and less than 7% were hacked three or more times. Of the 22% that have been hacked, 23% of the intrusions were by internal users with valid login ID's. The main ways that Linux machines can be compromised are: Inadequately configured security settings, vulnerability in internet service and Web server flaws.

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