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Purely objective information about security issues is becoming one of the scarcest commodities in the tech industry.

The researchers who caused waves at the RSA conference last month with a study that found Windows more secure than Linux declined to mention the study's sponsor when they previewed the research at RSA but disclosed when they posted final results Tuesday at

ScanIT, a consultancy in Belgium, said Microsoft's Internet Explorer fared worse in another security study released last week. ScanIT's home page prominently displays the logo of Sun Microsystems, a ScanIT partner and a major supporter of the Mozilla Foundation.

Symantec reported an increase in Mac attacks and said that it had documented 37 serious weaknesses in the system. "Contrary to popular belief, the Macintosh operating system has not always been a safe haven from malicious code," the report said. Symantec also happens to sell software to protect Macs.

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