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vista is most secure os?

Discussion in 'Bing' started by 1ahosting, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. #1
    hey,
    just wanted to get everyone's opinon on this:
    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=38438

    I think that is pretty cool, beating open source linux and mac os in security.
     
    1ahosting, Mar 24, 2007 IP
  2. reapr

    reapr Peon

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    News is news but how many systems are bundled with Symantec if you catch my drift ... :eek:
     
    reapr, Mar 24, 2007 IP
  3. 1ahosting

    1ahosting Peon

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    you mean vista has built in security system powered by symantec or something?
     
    1ahosting, Mar 24, 2007 IP
  4. icebreaker

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    how can we be sure that it's really the more secure os? many flaws are discovered upon usage of new os releases. that's the time where patches come to the rescue. so, i guess it's a long way to go for vista.
     
    icebreaker, Mar 24, 2007 IP
  5. reapr

    reapr Peon

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    It does? I think I just mentioned how many systems are bundled with Symantec if you catch my drift ...
    Does Symantic make vista more secure?

    The most targeted OS's are the ones that are the most popular. Is Vista or XP the most widely used. Lets see what the results are in a year.
     
    reapr, Mar 24, 2007 IP
  6. .Darkman

    .Darkman Active Member

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    Windows may be the most widely used.
    But Linux are much more secure really. Moreover it is free : http://shipit.ubuntu.com
    They ship you free CDs.
     
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  7. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Prominent Member

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    This is just what Symantec is saying.. which is odd because they've been having problems with vista and some of their products.....

    Anyways, I wouldn't believe a claim like this right now.
     
    Brandon Sheley, Mar 24, 2007 IP
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    #8
    The most secure OS imho is OpenVMS - never is a long time and DoD agrees since they paid HP to keep the OS alive (for security reasons apparently) :) The big iron IBM is probably also up there.
    Cheers
     
    OnlyTheDepthVaries, Mar 24, 2007 IP
  9. kastro_316

    kastro_316 Active Member

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    It better have good security! 4 billion bucks and 5 years of creating it should count for something :)

    I have it, and I like it a lot.
     
    kastro_316, Mar 24, 2007 IP
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    exponent Peon

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    Mac OS is the most secure. It may have vulnerabilities, but the vulnerabilities would be extremely hard to exploit. For example. you have to intercept someone syncing to a bluetooth device and instantaneously intercept, decode, repackage, and resend data packets. Not really an exploit if you think about it. Apple does a great job of fixing these. 99.9% of users will never have problems.

    Oh and viruses.. ha. I laugh at viruses. OS-X has my back more than Windows ever has / had.
     
    exponent, Mar 25, 2007 IP
  11. grg

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    Yeah! Secured. From the user :)
     
    grg, Mar 25, 2007 IP
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    But it also does depend upon the number of vulnerabilities discovered!
     
    Gurpartap, Mar 25, 2007 IP
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    Symantec saying vista is more secure OS is really strange, since there have been many reports till now about vista security flaws. And it's a brand new operating system, wait till it gets more users, then we see. I don't think that windows OSs will ever get close to OSX, linux, BSD or UNIX.
     
    petdam, Mar 25, 2007 IP
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    I heard that it is not containing registry is it? If it is then viruses can not easily attack on it.
     
    Hitul, Mar 25, 2007 IP
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    Xangis Active Member

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    Yeah, what's the point of installing an OS that restricts you from actually doing anything useful? No Vista for me.
     
    Xangis, Mar 25, 2007 IP
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    Accelerated Media Banned

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    Beating the defaults .. however with custom packages and modules I'd say an independently / user supported operating system would be better ...
     
    Accelerated Media, Mar 25, 2007 IP
  17. webz

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    UAC really drove me crazy. I have disabled it because it kept asking for my permission - I had to grant for myself every action.

    that is why it is called secure. Basically ... Of course it has many more features.
     
    webz, Mar 26, 2007 IP
  18. stevenfullman

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    #18
    Vista has only been in the mass market for 2 months. Far too soon to say how secure it is, let's give it 18 months and then see.

    However, I can't see how any propreitary OS can ever be as secure as an open source one...
     
    stevenfullman, Mar 31, 2007 IP
  19. Le GoogelGuRu

    Le GoogelGuRu Guest

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    I can guarantee that Symantec products do not come with Vista. They come with Vista only if the manufacturer decides to do so. I have a Toshiba laptop and it didn't come with mine. Though, I have a good antivirus program made not by Symantec (not particularly fond of Norton AntiVirus) and Windows Vista does come with Windows Defender, Microsoft's antispyware program and is semi-secure but I wouldn't say it's the most secure.

    The most secure would definitely be either Mac OS X or Linux, not Vista.
     
    Le GoogelGuRu, Mar 31, 2007 IP
  20. newgenservices

    newgenservices Well-Known Member

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    I would still go on for third party security software even though windows gets on its stuff.
     
    newgenservices, Mar 31, 2007 IP