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detection differences

detection differences

Posted Mar 31, 2005 17:28 UTC (Thu) by guest01 (guest, #25274)
Parent article: RHEL, kernel vulnerabilities, and days of risk

There's one point I don't think anyone else has brought up. Aren't most Linux bugs discovered by people looking at the code while most Microsoft bugs are discovered by someone poking holes at a machine running Microsoft (i.e. through exploit program attempts)?

If this is true, I'd rather run an OS that has dozens of people per week/month saying "I was looking at this code and I think I've found a potential problem" rather than an OS that has a handful of people saying "I can root your machine, here's the program that does it".

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