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Written by Tim Wray   
Friday, 14 August 2009 07:36

I was reading my morning IT news from "The Code Project", (who have a great daily mail of aggregated stories related to IT from across the web), and came across this article published earlier this morning on "The Register" over in the UK.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/14/critical_linux_bug/

Could it be that there are hackers out there who could attack a poorly defended Linux box? Most of the IT world seems to be of a common agreement that Linux and Mac OS-X are both pretty safe from the hackers of the world, but this sense of security in that manner mostly is a result of Microsoft Windows having 60-70% market share since, well, the beginning of time!

 

It would be comical to find that if Linux did gain considerable desktop share (yeah, right), that it would become subject of massive hack attacks and trojans and such. I already think this will eventually happen to the Mac people, but it certanly wouldn't be expected of the Linux crowd.

Here's a PDF version of the article in case the link above breaks.

 

 

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