Tuesday, March 1, 2005

PC security

There was a post on Slashdot today commenting an article published in The Denver Post yesterday regarding personal computer security. The test involved computers running different versions of various operating systems and the results are quite interesting (see PDF version of the article provided here: Download 20050228_TheDenverPost_PCSecurity.pdf
) especially considering the fact that these machines were simply connected to the Internet. No browsing, no emailing, no activity of any sort...

Security and prevention of risk is like all the important things in life: one only sees their value when they are missing. Same thing with the environment, clean air, education, peace, freedom, democracy... Then again, an excess of those important things may not be that good 'cause it would come too close to "A Brave New World".

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