“As the latest mass-mailing worm spread across the Internet on Monday (“‘MyDoom’ Windows virus spreads rapidly; Macintosh unaffected”), infecting many tens of thousands of Windows PCs with a program designed to attack the servers of Unix vendor SCO Group on 1 February, Gates stressed the importance of security to his company’s products, but said that competing vendors — such as SCO — were courting danger by sitting back,” Matt Loney reports for ZDNet UK.
“‘A high volume system like [Windows] that has been thoroughly tested will be by far the most secure,’ Gates told the audience at the Developing Software for the future Microsoft Platform conference at London’s Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre. ‘To say a system is secure because no one is attacking it is very dangerous,’ said Gates, referring to operating systems that have a smaller share of the desktop market, such as Apple Mac OS and Linux,” Loney reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: We’re tired of your lies, Mr. Gates. Are you scared of something, Bill? You sound it. Mac OS X is simply more secure than Windows and you know it. Nice try with the Mac OS X “security through obscurity” myth, but we all know the truth here, sorry. We went though all of this with the last Windows virus nightmare. Mac OS X and Linux are much more secure than Windows XP.