Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Apr 2006 21:31 UTC, submitted by Dylan
Privacy, Security, Encryption "Windows has grown so complicated that it is harder to secure. Well, these images make the point very well. Both images are a complete map of the system calls that occur when a web server serves up a single page of html with a single picture. The same page and picture. A system call is an opportunity to address memory. A hacker investigates each memory access to see if it is vulnerable to a buffer overflow attack. The developer must do QA on each of these entry points. The more system calls, the greater potential for vulnerability, the more effort needed to create secure applications."
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RE: Leap of logic
by rayiner on Sat 15th Apr 2006 08:13 UTC in reply to "Leap of logic"
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Does this prove that Windows IS less secure?

Nowhere in the text of the article does he claim that these images are proof of Windows being less secure.

Does it demonsytrate that Windows is POTENTIALLY less secure? Yes.

That's precisely his point. Just read the very first lines of the post --- his intention is not to provide hard evidence of Window's insecurity, but rather give some perspective to an argument he already believes is supported by other evidence.

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RE[2]: Leap of logic
by chiwaw on Sat 15th Apr 2006 08:51 in reply to "RE: Leap of logic"
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So then why the title "Why Windows Is Less Secure Than Linux" ?

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RE[3]: Leap of logic
by Robert Escue on Sat 15th Apr 2006 11:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Leap of logic"
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Let's not confuse the issue with facts, it's such a nice troll piece we wouldn't want to ruin it with publishing actual facts!

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