Linux Security: Tips from the Experts

    Date02 Nov 2003
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Is Linux more secure than Windows, or vice versa? Fueled by conflicting industry reports, this controversy keeps raging. To arrive at a well-informed opinion on the subject, you need to know as much as you can about what kinds of security . . . Is Linux more secure than Windows, or vice versa? Fueled by conflicting industry reports, this controversy keeps raging. To arrive at a well-informed opinion on the subject, you need to know as much as you can about what kinds of security measures are actually available for Linux. Moreover, if you're administering Linux already, some implementation tips from Linux security pros can undoubtedly come in handy.

    "It's hard to talk about 'Linux' as an operating system, since there are so many different variations. A number of different OSes -- such as FreeBSD, VMS, mainframe OSes like VM or VSE, or other proprietary OSes -- may lay claim to the title of 'most secure OS,'" observes Pete Lindstrom, CISSP, research director for Spire Security, LLC.

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