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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Does OS matter anymore for Web security?

Does OS matter anymore for security? by ZDNet's George Ou

Whenever I've touched on the sensitive topic of Linux vs. Windows or Apache vs. Microsoft IIS security, I expected the usual flame treatment and nasty name calling to fly. It's usually taken as gospel in many IT circles to assume that Windows Security is an oxymoron; anyone who dares to suggest using Microsoft IIS 6.0 for a [...]

"...At the end of the zone-h report for 2003-2004, the author concludes...that the argument about which OS is more secure is totally irrelevant since most modern exploits are against applications and not the operating system hosting them."

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