While it is certainly not proof that Linux is hacker-proof, as some have reported it, the news that
Linux was the only survivor of a hacking contest
is a nice indication of lots of hard work that has been done to secure the OS. "The contest was in Vancouver, Canada and it had three phases: during the first day, only network attacks were allowed, but none of the laptops could be broken into remotely. In the second day, rules stated that the hacker could give instructions to a staff member. During the third day, the rules of the contest allow the installation of popular 3rd party client applications on the notebooks.
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