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Security Tips from Bruce Schneier

Aug 09, 2012, 14:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

Asked to give his opinion on what is the best or the most secure browser, operating system, or antivirus, Schneier says he is an agnostic: "They are all equally mediocre."

Schneier argues that most people choose their operating system based on non-security concerns such as features, design, and usability. Although he concedes that he uses Windows while his wife uses a Mac, he is quick to add that he considers all operating systems essentially equal from a security standpoint -- provided users take basic precautions and follow good security hygiene.

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