Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Windows Security vs. Linux Security

Filed under
OS

If you’ve switched to Ubuntu from Windows, there’s a very good chance that the security failings of Windows featured in your decision. By any measure, Microsoft’s record on security within its products is appalling. A new and serious security warning appears seemingly on an ongoing basis, and a new and devastating virus makes news headlines with similar frequency (usually described as “a PC virus” rather than what it actually is: a Windows virus).

One argument is that Windows is the target of so many viruses merely because it’s so popular. Although it’s true that some of the underground crackers who write viruses dislike Microsoft, there’s also little doubt that Windows has more than its fair share of security issues.

The situation is certainly getting better but, even so, Microsoft’s latest operating system, provides many good examples of why it’s an easy target. Upon installation, the default user is given root powers.

More Here




More in Tux Machines

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 20/01/2020 - 11:52am
Story Oracle Releases VirtualBox 6.1.2 with Initial Support for Linux Kernel 5.5 Rianne Schestowitz 2 20/01/2020 - 12:32pm
Story Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt Against Copyleft Roy Schestowitz 20/01/2020 - 12:42pm
Story Mozilla: Conda, Firefox 73 and Mozilla Weighs in on Google v Oracle (SCOTUS) Roy Schestowitz 10 20/01/2020 - 1:01pm
Story Free/Libre Games: Terminal Phase 1.0 and VVVVVV Roy Schestowitz 20/01/2020 - 1:30pm
Story Kubernetes: KubeDR, Elastic and Bug Bounty Roy Schestowitz 1 20/01/2020 - 1:58pm
Story IBM: Predictions, LOT Network, OpenShift Container Platform 4.3 Roy Schestowitz 20/01/2020 - 2:01pm
Story Programming: Rust, Perl and More Roy Schestowitz 20/01/2020 - 2:05pm
Story Openwashing Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 20/01/2020 - 2:07pm
Story Content Management: Alfresco, Document Management Software and Drupal 8.8.0 Roy Schestowitz 20/01/2020 - 2:10pm