Linux security is a 'myth', claims Microsoft
Source: VNUNet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security A senior Microsoft executive, speaking exclusively to, has dismissed Linux's reputation as a secure platform as a "myth", claiming that the open source development process creates fundamental security problems. Nick McGrath, head of platform strategy for Microsoft in the UK, said that the myths surrounding the open source operating system are rapidly being exploded, and that customers are dismissing Linux as too immature to cope with mission-critical computing.

"The biggest challenge we need to face centres on the myth and reality. There are lots of myths out there as to what Linux can do. One myth we see is that Linux is more secure than Windows. Another is that there are no viruses for Linux," said McGrath.

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