Microsoft listed as most secure os

by on March 22, 2007 · 4 comments· LAST UPDATED March 22, 2007

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Here goes most secure os listing…
#1 Microsoft
#2 Redhat
#3 Apple OS X

The Symantec Internet security threat report offers analysis and discussion of threat activity over a six-month period. It covers Internet attacks, vulnerabilities, malicious code, phishing, spam and security risks as well as future trends.

Sun Solaris and HP-UX listed at last position. My personal experience shows that both Linux and BSD offer superior security. I’m just wondering what if they consider OpenBSD next time ;)

From the article:

Microsoft is frequently dinged for having insecure products, with security holes and vulnerabilities. But Symantec , no friend of Microsoft, said in its latest research report that when it comes to widely-used operating systems, Microsoft is doing better overall than its leading commercial competitors.

The report is available here.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Luke March 23, 2007 at 3:12 pm

Of course we need to remember that Symantec only makes security products for Windows. It is in their best interest to prevent people from switching to more secure platforms. ;)


2 KaFoX March 24, 2007 at 1:09 am

If 2 + 2 = 5, then yes Window$ is the most secure OS on this planet. If 2 + 2 = 4, then yes Window$ is the most insecure OS on this planet.


3 jens g.r. benthien March 24, 2007 at 9:54 pm

This should be nominated for the ‘joke of the year 2007′ ! ! !


4 poppyer March 31, 2007 at 9:25 pm

this is a big misunderstanding.
I have just read the report. It only says microsoft is the fastest OS to repair its security holes.

I think the reason is, most of microsoft patches are so critical that they HAVE to patch quick, haha.


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