IT News - Linux

Computer security only happens when software is kept up to date. That should be a basic tenet for business users and IT departments. Apparently, it isn't. At least for some Linux users who ignore installing patches, critical or otherwise.

"A recent survey sponsored by TuxCare, a vendor-neutral enterprise support system for commercial Linux, shows companies fail to protect themselves against cyberattacks even when patches exist," writes Jack M. Germain in LinuxIInsider.

"Results reveal that some 55 percent of respondents had a cybersecurity incident because an available patch was not applied. In fact, once a critical or high priority vulnerability was found, 56 percent took five weeks to one year on average to patch the vulnerability..."

See all Archived IT News - Linux articles See all articles from this issue