Developers Blame Users For Security Problems

    Date21 Jul 2004
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Users are the weak link in security and Linux is inherently more secure than Windows, said developers polled by Evans Data in a survey released Tuesday. One in four developers think that the biggest hurdle to security is end users refusing to adhere to polices, a nice way to pass the buck for potentially-flawed code. . . . Users are the weak link in security and Linux is inherently more secure than Windows, said developers polled by Evans Data in a survey released Tuesday. One in four developers think that the biggest hurdle to security is end users refusing to adhere to polices, a nice way to pass the buck for potentially-flawed code.

    "As with any other security concern, the best technology in the world can be undone by untrained or inattentive end users," said Glenn MacEwen, an analyst with Evans, in a statement. "The same holds true for the development of secure computing applications and projects."

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