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[News] Microsoft Has the Least Secure Operating System

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft Has the Least Secure Operating System
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 20:30:47 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Never mention Windows and security in the same breath

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| If I had a dollar for every time Microsoft was forced 
| to defend the abysmal security of its Windows 
| operating system, I would probably be lying on a beach 
| in the Bahamas and sipping a cocktail right now, with 
| my financial future secured.
| The latest defence, from Windows communications 
| manager Brandon LeBlanc, has as many holes as Windows 
| does in its security armoury.
| As my colleague Jake Widman reported earlier today, 
| LeBlanc took issue with a story stating that Google 
| was moving its internal workstations away from Windows 
| to OSX and GNU/Linux due to Windows' poor security.
| In his response, LeBlanc talks of security issues with 
| the Mac and Google too. That isn't the point - no 
| system or company is perfect.
| We are talking here about the relative security of 
| various operating systems - and Windows is, without 
| any doubt, the worst. Put it up against OpenBSD, 
| Solaris, NetBSD, FreeBSD, GNU/Linux, OpenSolaris, or 
| any other, Windows comes out last when it comes to 
| security.


Being virus and malware-free



Malware Hidden in Windows Mobile Applications

,----[ Quote ]
| Attackers are targeting devices running
| Windows Mobile with malware hidden inside
| mobile apps. Users with infected phones could
| end up with hundreds of dollars' worth of
| unauthorized charges to overseas numbers,
| warns security company Lookout.

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