Microsoft listed as most secure os

Posted on in Categories News, RedHat/Fedora Linux, Security, UNIX, Windows, Windows server last updated March 22, 2007

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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  1. 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. 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. 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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