Linked by Alcibiades on Wed 4th Jan 2006 18:04 UTC
Windows Like a lot of people who have worked in the business, I find myself in conversations about computer security with people who are having problems or know people who have problems. I wrote this to save me from explaining the same thing over and over again to different people, and to save them the trouble of having to make notes as we talked. It was meant to be something you could give to a 'naive user' and have them be able to read and follow it more or less unaided, and while not being a complete guide, at least be something that made them more secure than before they got it.
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No Chance For Windows
by hraq on Wed 4th Jan 2006 18:52 UTC
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There is no chance for windows to be secure, and not in the future with their vista. There is basically little changes in security with vista. Even the company admits that you will need a firewall, antivirus, antispyware to be more protected online. I tried vista 5270 and went to some malacious sites intensionally and got vista gone wild. Windows will never be rewitten to be more secure, thats what happened since it was designed since VMS.
Your only chance is to by Mac OSX ( if you have money ) or download and install a linux OS ( if you don't have money ).
Windows disadvantages does not lie in security alone. But it is a slow performer especially when you install 10 applications and more. on 10,000 rpm drive with 4.2 ms seek time windows xp +SP2 starts up in about 4 minutes (CPU 3GHz, RAM 1 GB), and if you check why then you will discover that vital services that I run to protect windows are causing it+ some faulty drivers of top manufacturers in sound (creative) and chipsets (intel), this is never seen on linux on the same machine with the same amount of software installed; my current os is RHEL4.2 which beats windows xp sp2 hands down. The only problem with linux will be that you will learn from scratch to deal with it, but I guess it will pay off.

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