Microsoft FUDwatch: Windows vs. Linux security

It's been at least a week since the last bout of Microsoft FUD hit the wires, so I guess it was time for a new wave. Today's FUD comes from an article Microsoft released on how its security compares with that of Linux. It should come as no surprise that Windows comes off as the Second Coming while Linux is left on the wrong side of Acheron.

It's amusing to watch Microsoft attempt to claim the moral high ground with security. Pat Edmonds, Senior Product Manager for Microsoft, writes that the "many eyes makes all bugs shallow" aspect of open source doesn't work for security, and points to several studies that purportedly confirm that Windows is more secure than Linux: