Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Security is black and white. Either you are secure and protected, or you’re not. Strange as it might seem at first, I don’t blame Microsoft for their demonstrated inability to build a perfectly secure personal computer. After all, it’s not possible. But I do hold Microsoft responsible for continually marketing and selling something they can never produce. And they MUST be held responsible for the consequences of believing their own marketing and press.
Microsoft’s software has NEVER been secure, and NEVER will be. With each generation of feature-rama upgrade, it becomes more and more complex, and less and less understandable. There can not be anyone left at Microsoft whose mind can still grasp the technical details of the entire system. They had to give that up with MS-DOS. Microsoft’s lack of security foresight is single-handedly responsible for creating the eMail virus. Their consumer operating systems — as well as their high-end server platforms — are notoriously insecure.
So why am I saying that millions of Windows Users need to clean up their act? There is one simple reason.
You are “owned”.