Mac or Linux / Unix versus Windows
jonathan at bluesunhosting.com
Thu Jun 10 07:39:09 MDT 2010
On 10 Jun 2010, at 00:12, Henry Hertz Hobbit wrote:
> On 06/10/2010 03:08 AM, Michael Torrie wrote:
>> On 06/09/2010 08:44 PM, Henry Hertz Hobbit wrote:
>>> WE HAVE TO GET PEOPLE OFF OF MICROSOFT WINDOWS ONTO LINUX AND
>>> MACINTOSH! If somebody wants me to give a run-down on how bad
>>> it is in your monthly meetings let me know and I will oblige.
>>> I usually go through 6-12 Windows malware samples per day.
>> We all love Linux and Mac around here, but reports lately are that OS X
>> apps are just as vulnerable or more so than Windows apps, though things
>> typically run as a non-root user. What makes you think Mac or Linux
>> will be any better for the majority of users? Social engineering is
>> platform agnostic, and that's what a lot of (most?) malware exploits
>> these days. I'm just being the Devil's advocate here.
> Pre-PS: Unless you are interested in security, tap / click the
> delete button. Richard Stallman doesn't use a normal browser or
> email program and no - I won't tell you what he uses. Now you
> know why I said tap.
Well said! Thanks for the security reminder. I am the security nut in my family and at work. Nobody likes the passwords I make for them. But I could always be even more secure. As could we all.
Your message also reminded me why I am still so adamant about despising HTML email. As handy as HTML is in email, it is too handy. Like giving a hand grenade to a toddler. It is only a matter of time until they pull the pin.
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