Linux security

Gary W. Swearingen garys at
Sat Apr 29 00:02:42 UTC 2006

Daniel Carrera <daniel.carrera at> writes:

> I don't want to concede Microsoft's argument that Linux only has
> fewer viruses because it's less popular.

I've heard people argue that as if it didn't matter that there were
fewer Linux virus writers.  It might not matter if you're making an
academic comparison of OS designs, but it matters hugely in practice.

In a related vein, security by obscurity won't protect you from
determined experts, but it can sure convince a lot of less determined
and less expert baddies to look for more familiar terrain elsewhere.

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