“Windows enthusiasts weary of making excuses for Microsoft’s security failures have discovered that the best defense is a good offense,” Daniel Eran writes for RoughlyDrafted.
“Ignoring the fact that every desktop infested with malware is running Windows, and dismissing the reality that every headline grabbing worm and every virus crisis that disrupts business and results in expensive cleanup efforts has similarly been the fault of Windows, a new version of reality is being presented that insists that Windows is now more secure than ever, and that the real security problems lie with Linux, Macs, and the iPhone,” Eran writes.
“No amount of numbers can erase the huge expense involved in decontaminating, patching, and cleaning up Windows PCs, something that has no equal on other platforms. Microsoft insisted that Windows XP was the most secure Windows ever, at least until the release of Vista when it conceded that XP was riddled with architectural flaws that Vista thoughtfully fixed. Vista is now the most secure Windows ever, but based on previous awardees of that crown, that doesn’t mean much,” Eran writes.
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