[News] [Rival] Microsoft's 'Laptop of Shame' Tossed by eBay
eBay Yanks Sale of Hacked Vista Laptop
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| Macaulay, a researcher with the Security Objectives consultancy, was one of
| two hackers to claim laptops and cash prizes for penetrating systems during
| last week's contest. Organizers offered Vista, Mac OS and Linux-based laptops
| for the taking, along with prizes that varied from US$5,000 to $20,000,
| depending on the difficulty of the exploit. By Friday, however, only the
| Linux laptop remained unbreached.
With Vista breached, Linux unbeaten in hacking contest
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| The MacBook Air went first; a tiny Fujitsu laptop running Vista was hacked on
| the last day of the contest; but it was Linux, running on a Sony Vaio, that
| remained undefeated as conference organizers ended a three-way computer
| hacking challenge Friday at the CanSecWest conference. Â*
Why Linux is More Secure Than Windows
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| Much better patch management tools...
| Much stronger default configuration...
| Modular Design...
| Better tools to protect against zero-day attacks...
| Open Source Architecture...
| Diverse Environment...
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