Puzzle for January 11, 2002

This comes from a Microsoft web page entitled "Linux Myths." What do you think about Microsoft's criticisms of Linux? Specifically, does this argument demonstrate whether Windows is more secure than Linux, or vice versa, or neither?

Myth : Linux is more secure than Windows NT.

Reality : Linux Security Model Is Weak

All systems are vulnerable to security issues, however it's important to note that Linux uses the same security model as the original UNIX implementations--a model that was not designed from the ground up to be secure.


ECS 153, Introduction to Computer Security
Winter Quarter 2002
Email: cs153@cs.ucdavis.edu