For many, Windows and Linux are two of the most essential operating systems in existence. Which is more secure?
What would appear to be an orchestrated smack talking match, Microsoft partner Trustwave, has alleged the Linux OS is far less secure than Windows. This isn’t so ironic, given the fact that the allegations stem from statements made by Microsofts partner, Trustwave. Should we listen to such nonsense?
Probably not, as most of us know, Linux isn’t without its problems but is considered by a vast majority of IT folks to be much more secure than Windows.
This all stemmed from a comment Trustwave made stating that Linux possessed certain kernel vulnerabilities that took far too long to fix.
Linux has apparently not cared to defend itself in the matter. As it turns out, Trustwave has a rather tainted reputation to begin with.
One year ago, it was revealed that Trustwave sold digital certificates so that its purchaser could eavesdrop on encrypted employee traffic. That right there seems shady right? Right. Point is, Trustwave got busted for doing something not-so legit in the computer world. Does that make them any more credible to make accusations against the Linux community?
We think not. Arguably so, given the fact that Windows spends so much time fixing software bugs and updating its software, doesn’t that make them more susceptible to security breach? The linux community doesn’t experience quite as many hiccups, especially when the OS is installed on a Linux dedicated server.
Though ones things for sure, neither Linux or Windows is completely fool proof. As long as malicious source code exists, both operating systems are susceptible to security breach. The fact that Trustwave deemed it necessary to take a cheap shot at Linux users only solidifies the point: If Windows was more secure than Linux they wouldn’t feel the need to announce it. To top it off, Trustwave did indeed loose its root certificate authority and dodged a more severe punishment in the process. Cheap shots is just bad PR if you ask us.
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