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Source: TheRegister.co.uk - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Host Security More and more, we see articles questioning the security of a given platform based solely on the number of advisories published - and this approach is simply wrong, writes Thierry Carrez, of Gentoo Linux.

In recent news we have seen evaluations of security metrics for various software publishers and operating system families. In many cases, including the infamous Forrester Research report, "Is Linux More Secure Than Windows," the raw data used is the aggregate number of security advisories published. More and more, we see articles questioning the security of a given platform every time multiple advisories are published in a row. This might be useful for the marketing department of a large software company, but for determining real life security this approach is simply wrong.

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