Yahoo! News - Honeypot Project Finds Unpatched Linux PCs Stay Secure Online For Months: "More important, however, is that hackers are now using tactics to target users, not the systems they work on. The best example is the flood of phishing attacks cranked out by criminals this year that need nothing more than an enticing e-mail message, an easily-duped consumer, and a bogus Web site to haul in dollars and steal identities."

Setting up my Dad's new computer a year ago (before SP2 came out) I know from personal experience how quickly a Windows box can get hacked -- and, since you need to put it online to pull down updates from, you're in a Catch-22. Interesting to see that, like Macs, Linux isn't (yet) a popular platform to hack.


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