Let’s open the discussion… With the many business and government organizations that now use open source software such as Linux, it’s becoming increasingly clear that price is not the only advantage such software holds. If it were, companies that adopted it during the Great Recession would surely have switched back to the expensive proprietary stuff as soon as conditions began to ease, and that’s clearly not the case.
Linux flaw allows hijacking web connections
Linux flaw? According to the (www.securityweek.com), researchers from the University of California, Riverside and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory discovered that a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) specification implemented in Linux (a flaw) creates a vulnerability that can be exploited to terminate connections and conduct data injection attacks by using a method that allows a blind, off-path attacker to intercept TCP-based connections between two hosts on the Internet.