Monday, November 9, 2009
Linux: Secure. Windows 7: Not So Much.
A recent news article from The Register details how Windows 7 is still vulnerable to virus attacks.
"Out-of-the-box Windows 7 machines are still vulnerable to eight out of ten viruses, according to a test by security firm Sophos.
"The experiment proves that the improved User Account Control (UAC) features built into Windows 7 are not enough and that additional anti-virus protection is still required."
So, when you purchase that new Windows 7 system or buy a new boxed version, you had better make sure you install a third party anti-virus program.
But, if you would simply get Linux and install it on your computer instead of Windows, you'll have a safe and secure system right from the start!
Linux is immune to Windows viruses and malware.
A great way to test your system's security is at the Shield's Up! website. The web site will probe your system and let you know if any ports a open or any other vulnerabilities are exposed.
The above graphic is an actual report from my Linux system. And as the report says, "Very nice."
Get Linux, get secure.