Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Aug 2007 18:19 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
Privacy, Security, Encryption Jeff Jones has published another one of his vulnerability scorecards comparing various operating system offerings. As always, these figures just list the patched vulnerabilities over the designated period of time; they do not take into account any unfixed or undisclosed vulnerabilities. Hence, these reports are not proper measurements of security - they are just that, a tally of fixed vulnerabilities. Any conclusions like "x is more secure than y" cannot be drawn from this data set. As always, do with it as you please.
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RE: Attacking Microsoft?
by prymitive on Tue 21st Aug 2007 20:46 UTC in reply to "Attacking Microsoft?"
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The Windows of today is a very secure operating system, no matter how much the linux guys hate to admit it.

Says who? Bill ?
Every operating system is as much secure as the user is smart. Sure it can be more or less secure by default but You can break that, it can be more or less easy to keep it secure but that is all, no OS is _secure_ all the time (even if You apply all patches) no matter what the user does to it.
Btw. I always thought that UNpatched bugs are more important, number of fixed bugs only shows that there are less bugs in the soft, not that it is less secure.

Edited 2007-08-21 20:46

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