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 Top 20 must-have apps for your Ubuntu PC Rianne Schestowitz 28/02/2020 - 6:38pm
Story 10 Best Free Linux Speech Recognition Tools – Open Source Software Rianne Schestowitz 28/02/2020 - 6:48pm
Story Zorin Grid will make managing large Linux rollouts simple Rianne Schestowitz 28/02/2020 - 7:12pm
Story Security, Proprietary Software and Openwashing Roy Schestowitz 28/02/2020 - 7:17pm
Story Netrunner Linux Still Goes Its Own Way at 'Twenty' Rianne Schestowitz 28/02/2020 - 7:24pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 28/02/2020 - 7:28pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 28/02/2020 - 7:44pm
Story Security scandal around WhatsApp shows the need for decentralised messengers and digital sovereignty Roy Schestowitz 29/02/2020 - 2:59am
Story Censorship in GNU and in Debian Roy Schestowitz 29/02/2020 - 3:15am
Story Manjaro 19.0 released (Gnome, KDE, XFCE, Architect) Rianne Schestowitz 11 29/02/2020 - 3:53am