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If this is the case, doesn't this logic essentially adhere to the 'security through obscurity' mentality that is generally frowned upon? Security through obscurity is only frowned upon when used instead of a more fundamentally effective control. Typically it is best to apply multiple layers of security, and it is perfectly acceptable and beneficial to ...


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Ubuntu (or any Linux distro) is less a target for malware because it's less common - if you had a limited amount of time to spend developing malware, would you make it for an OS that the majority uses or do it for the one a minority uses ? As for the security by obscurity part, Linux distros don't base their security on top of the fact that they're less ...


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Well a quick and dirty answer is that Ubuntu runs off of the Debian core which has a huge development community. Thus if a vulnerability is found a patch is written very quickly where as in windows they have their cycled patch Tuesday that happens once a month. But there is truth to saying that more malicious code exists for windows that targets the home ...



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