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.
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,14...1/article.html


Last week:

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. *
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http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2008/...rss-linux-news


Related:

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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http://freewebsoftwarereviews.blogsp...n-windows.html


Linux Security: A Big Edge Over Windows

http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/54742.html


The problems with Vista laid bare - What might have been

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=38419


Why Windows is less secure than Linux

http://blogs.zdnet.com/threatchaos/?p=311


Microsoft Windows: Insecure by Design

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp...nguage=printer


If Only We Knew Then What We Know Now About Windows XP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...rss_technology


Why Windows is a security nightmare.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/...120110704.html


The Structural Failures of Windows

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=15305