Incompetence, not Linux, is behind the XOR DDoS botnet | ZDNet

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Linux is inherently more secure than Windows but a badly managed Linux server will still be more insecure than a well-administered Windows system.

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Steven Vaughan-Nichols

I've written over 9,000 articles on business and technology subjects. Highlights include the first popular news story about the Web and the first Linux benchmarks. My articles range from features to reviews to OpEd to news reporting. I've help launch five publications: Internet World, Inter@ctive Week, Sm@rt Reseller/Partner, Linux Watch, and Practical Technology. I've also written four technology books. Away from the keyboard, I often appeared as a keynote speaker, panel leader, and solo speaker at Comdex, LinuxWorld, NetWorld+Interop, Seybold, OSCon, LinuxCon, All Things Open, and many other technology trade shows. I've also appeared on multiple radio and TV networks including ABC, BBC, CBC, CBS, Slashdot, and TWIT.TV. As an editor, my publication's news section won the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) Gold award in 1998, the Bronze award in 1999, and the Silver award for best technical article in 2000. As a writer, I won the ASBPE Bronze award for Analysis/Commentary Blog for my ComputerWorld blog in 2009; I won the IDG Enterprise Editorial Excellence Award for a how-to feature in 2014; and the IDG Enterprise Editorial Excellence Award for a Best Insider story in 2015. I've also done expert witness work on cases involving consumer electronics, computer system performance, software, and operating systems. To sum up, I'm a business and technology journalist with experience from editor-in-chief to writer and from highly technical publications (IEEE Computer, ACM NetWorker, Byte) to business publications (eWEEK, InformationWeek, InfoWorld) to popular technology (Computer Shopper, PC Magazine, PC World) to the mainstream press (Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle). 2014/2015 publications include: CBS/ZDNet, CIO, CIO Engage, ComputerWorld, Continiuum, CSC Blogs, Druvia, IT World, Network World, PC World, TechProRearch, and SmartBear.

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