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[News] "Windows will never be secure [...] They should just dump it [for GNU/Linux]"

  • Subject: [News] "Windows will never be secure [...] They should just dump it [for GNU/Linux]"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 04 May 2009 22:04:10 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Wrong way to go about solving the problem.

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| Windows will never be secure.
| What’s particularly dumb about this is that the NSA has already bee involved 
| in the development of SELinux, the kernel of which is now part of most Linux 
| distributions. It’s already been rated at a higher level in their “Trusted 
| Computer Systems Evaluation Criteria” (the “orange book”) than any version of 
| Windows has.    
| Frankly, I don’t get what the justification for trying to get a secure 
| version of Windows is. They should just dump it and use one of the 
| SELinux-based systems.  



Bots rule in cyberspace

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| USA TODAY REPORTS that on an average day, 40 per cent of the 800 million
| computers connected to the Internet are bots used to send out spam, viruses
| and to mine for sensitive personal data.  


What spooks Microsoft's chief security advisor

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| Speaking at the Boston SecureWorld conference Wednesday, the 19-year
| Microsoft veteran whose job includes protecting enterprises, developers and
| Microsoft itself said there actually is plenty of good news on the security
| front. For example, his outfit scans a half million devices (with customer
| permission) per month and in the first half of last year saw the first
| period-over-period decline in new vulnerabilities disclosed across Microsoft
| and non-Microsoft software since 2003.      
| However, 3,400 new vulnerabilities were discovered and “it’s still a big
| number,” Arsenault says. “So if vulnerability rates are down, where are
| they?”  


With Vista breached, Linux unbeaten in hacking contest

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| The MacBook Air went first; a tiny Fujitsu laptop running Vista was hacked on
| the last day of the contest; but it was Linux, running on a Sony Vaio, that
| remained undefeated as conference organizers ended a three-way computer
| hacking challenge Friday at the CanSecWest conference.  

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