Linux or Windows: Which is more vulnerable?

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After examining security vulnerability data over the last year, Forrester Research has determined that both Windows and Linux can be deployed securely, but vendors need to ensure they address several criteria to make this process easier.

Forrester collected and analyzed data on security vulnerabilities in Windows and in the four most widely-used Linux systems: Debian, MandrakeSoft, Red Hat and SUSE. In its report, "Is Linux More Secure Than Windows," the research firm said it is critical for vendors to be more responsive in ...

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