The insecurity of platforms and how open source overcomes – TechRepublic

No platform is immune. But how does Linux and open source manage to overcome issues like Linux.encoder.1 with such efficiency? Jack Wallen ponders this issue.

Recently it was announced (in typical modern-day fashion) that a ransomware had been discovered on the Linux platform. Word spread quickly and some were predicting the fall of Linux and open source. Soon after the announcement, it was discovered that the ransomware, Linux.encoder.1, had infected “Tens of users”. Tens. Of. Users. That’s how prevalent Linux.endcoder.1 was.

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