CyberTech Rambler

July 5, 2006

Security firm advise ditching Windows

Filed under: Uncategorized — ctrambler @ 2:16 pm

BBC is running a news story about a security firm recommending ditching Windows for Macs if you want a more secure platform.

Nothing new in this article that most netizen do not already know. I write about this for its novelty value. This is the first time I heard of a security firm actually recommending a swtich.

If, like me, you choose to do so, please bear in mind that this decision weights heavily on acheiving  “Security via small numbers” ,i.e., switching to a platform that is not “as profitable” for hacker to compromise because of its smaller deployment. As platform such as Mac and Linux gets more popular, this tenet might no longer hold true.

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