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#1 2005-02-11 16:38:25

dp
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MS Security Chief Says Windows is Safer Than Linux

http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=0 … 8&from=rss

i always wondered, why i have almost no trouble compared to my colleagues using windows ... maybe it's just i was so lucky, right?


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#2 2005-02-11 16:43:38

phrakture
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Re: MS Security Chief Says Windows is Safer Than Linux

I saw that too - I like that he basically said "Windows 2003 is better now because we've patched it like 20 times in the last year... and Red Hat has patched like once"

duh, the number of security patches is a sure sign you have a great piece of crapware

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#3 2005-02-11 17:35:58

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Re: MS Security Chief Says Windows is Safer Than Linux

I haven't seen any flying pigs today, so that man can't tell the truth sad


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#4 2005-02-11 17:38:58

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Re: MS Security Chief Says Windows is Safer Than Linux

i've been running Linux "without" firewall since 97', and I still haven't noticed any crackers in my boxes either,


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#5 2005-02-11 18:10:00

dp
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Re: MS Security Chief Says Windows is Safer Than Linux

have you seen this:

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/securit … fault.mspx

it's an app that removes windows after installed in windows ;-)


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#6 2005-02-11 18:32:13

oscar
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Re: MS Security Chief Says Windows is Safer Than Linux

dp wrote:

have you seen this:

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/securit … fault.mspx

it's an app that removes windows after installed in windows ;-)

It's a quite intelligent anti spyware software, that removes the source of all spyware - after some time (and spyware), it simply removes Internet Explorer big_smile


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#7 2005-02-11 19:28:21

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Re: MS Security Chief Says Windows is Safer Than Linux

um what is so new about these claims? MS has been making them for about three or more years now. You should note that the "tests" or evidence is thin and the wording is to suck those who have limited knowledge into believing their spin.

All I know is that for the very short time I ever used Windows at home I got a virus once .... and that was my own stupid fault. However, there were hundreds attempts every month by jerkwads attempting to compromise my system. The code on alot of MS software is just so bad for security.

Using Linux or OS X I got one small nonthreatening virus. That was two years ago and I have not had anything since tightening my security.


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#8 2005-02-11 20:53:35

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Re: MS Security Chief Says Windows is Safer Than Linux

Eh? MS Antispyware doesn't remove IE... That originated at BBSpot, it's funny but bogus. :? (It would work better if it did remove IE though...)

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#9 2005-02-11 22:15:33

iBertus
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Re: MS Security Chief Says Windows is Safer Than Linux

Gullible Jones wrote:

Eh? MS Antispyware doesn't remove IE... That originated at BBSpot, it's funny but bogus. :? (It would work better if it did remove IE though...)

I just assumed it was a joke. Seriously though, would you want anti-spyware tools made by MS sitting around on your system. Talk about a false sense of security for people that don't know any better.

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