On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 6:27 PM, Damian S <dsteward at internode.on.net> wrote: > Hi, that MS article is just marketing fluff. > Here is a less biased viewpoint: > http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080425-study-70-percent-say-red-hat-more-secure-than-windows.html > > Its further interesting to note that at a CanSecWest conference earlier > this year, researchers were given access to 3 machines to attempt to > hack. > The OSX laptop was compromised on day 2, the Vista laptop on day 3, and > the machine running Ubuntu linux wasn't hacked into at all. Mac OS X is based on UNIX (BSD) and the OSX laptop was the first to be compromised. This illustrates that any OS can be compromised, depending upon how securely it is configured. It took another day to break into the Vista laptop. The Ubuntu Linux box probably was a much later OS and configured better?