Is Linux Security A Myth?
Source: IT Analysis.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Server Security There are rare occasions in IT when a particular architecture reaches a point where it stops being purely IT driven and takes on a life of its own.The last year has seen the open source movement reach such a cult status and at the vanguard of open source fashion can be found the Linux operating system. Whilst the platform appeals at several levels for potential users, some of a philosophical nature and others far more concrete, it is noticeable that a couple of its qualities have recently been called into question.

However, when it comes to the question of security regarding Linux as a platform, Nick McGrath, head of platform strategy for Microsoft in the UK, has been quoted as saying, "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."

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