Posted by: kurtsh | March 22, 2007

NEWS: “Surprise, Microsoft Listed as Most Secure OS”

Well, isn’t this an interesting little bit of news:

…and this is up against Red Hat, Mac OS X, HP UX, etc.

March 21, 2007
Surprise, Microsoft Listed as Most Secure OS
By Andy Patrizio

Microsoft is frequently dinged for having insecure products, with security holes and vulnerabilities. But Symantec (Quote), no friend of Microsoft, said in its latest research report that when it comes to widely-used operating systems, Microsoft is doing better overall than its leading commercial competitors.

The information was a part of Symantec’s 11th Internet Security Threat Report. The report, released this week, covered a huge range of security and vulnerability issues over the last six months of 2006, including operating systems.

The report found that Microsoft (Quote) Windows had the fewest number of patches and the shortest average patch development time of the five operating systems it monitored in the last six months of 2006.


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