RE: NT vs Unix on the Internet

From: Peter Mayne (Peter.Mayneat_private)
Date: Tue May 05 1998 - 00:05:12 PDT

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    Start at, take the site survey link at the bottom
    of the page, and check out some figures and graphs for "Internet as a
    whole" type stuff.
    (If I use a VMS Web server with a blank SYSTEM password, and that server
    is hacked, does that say something about the security of VMS, or my
    idiocy in configuring it?)
    Peter Mayne, Digital Equipment Corporation (Australia), Canberra, ACT
    These are my opinions, and have nothing to do with Digital.
    "Forgive my long delay in writing, but I have been simply overwhelmed
        - Letter from Miss Mina Murray to Miss Lucy Westenra; Dracula, Bram
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From:	Peter Jeremy [SMTP:peter.jeremyat_private]
    > Sent:	Monday, May 04, 1998 9:46 AM
    > To:	firewall-wizardsat_private
    > Subject:	NT vs Unix on the Internet
    > I'm currently engaged in an internal NT vs Unix debate and trying to
    > insert some facts into the debate.
    > One point that has come up is along the lines of `most Internet sites
    > that have been hacked have been running Unix therefore Unix is
    > insecure'.  Can anyone point me to some figures showing what sorts of
    > sites have been broken into and what they were running, compared to
    > the Internet as a whole?
    > Note: I don't want to start a flamewar here.  I'm just after some
    > defendable figures in place of FUD.
    > Peter
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