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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Microsoft Windows is 'most secure'

[Image: Microsoft logo]I severely question the validity of this statement, but Windows has been called the most secure operating system by Symantec. The claim that this is because it had the least vulnerabilities and the shortest time to fix it. I beg to differ.

The article says that Windows had 39 vulnerabilities, of which 12 were considered severe. On the contrary, Apple had 43 vulnerabilities, but only one was considered to be severe. That results to Apple having 4 extra problems, but Microsoft with eleven more 'severe' problems. Besides, even if there are vulnerabilities with Apple computers, nobody is attacking them. I would much prefer an Apple computer over a Windows box.

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9:32 PM | Posted by mike | 2 comments posted below

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WTF?

Many of the Mac vulnerabilities were bogus. During the "Month of Apple Bugs" less than 10 were actual Apple bugs; most of them affected third-party products like VLC. Furthermore, not one of them have been found in the wild. Every OS X vulnerability so far has been only a proof of concept that was never exploited.
By Blogger Mike, at 3/23/2007 12:01:00 AM
That's what I figured.

I have a friend who has had an Apple computer for years. It slowed a lot one day, so he suspected a virus. He asked a salesman at the store about it; he said "if you have a Mac, it's not a virus." Turned out to be only a bloated program.

I have used Macs enough to know that once I get beyond the initial learning curve, it will be just as easy to use a mac as my PC.
By Anonymous mike, at 3/23/2007 09:31:00 PM
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