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Linux servers become target of more attacks

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Linux servers become target of more attacks

According to british security company mi2g, Linux servers increasingly become a target for hacker attacks. The firm found that Linux servers were the most frequently hit, accounting for 13,654 successful attacks, or 80 percent of the survey total. Windows came in a distant second with 2,005 attacks. This study confirms recent warnings of security firms such as Symantec that the growing popularity of the open source operating system will result in a dramatic increase in attacks in 2004.

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