On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 9:40 AM, rstrebendt <restrebendt@...
> Interesting article about Google and Windows desktops:
> Rich Strebendt
"The policy change was precipitated in large part by the security
breach attributed to Chinese hackers..."
It should be noted that the breach occurred in IE6 on a machine
running Windows XP, both of which are almost 10 years old. Nobody
should be surprised that outdated technology poses a security risk.
There's more to this story than Windows "security." Google is smarter
There have been _no_ widespread computer infections like Melissa, the
Nimda Worm or the I Love You virus which plagued Windows XP since the
introduction of Vista. None. Microsoft can't protect people from being
stupid, but the fact is that you have to do something dumb on a
modern, up-to-date Windows OS to get yourself infected. As the PWN 2
OWN contest showed (admittedly with physical access) the Mac was even
easier to exploit than the Windows box. I haven't had a compromised
Windows machine in a decade. You really have to go out of your way to
cause problems for yourself these days. The people moaning about
Windows security are living in the past or behaving badly which no
company can protect you from.