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Washington Post: Microsoft Windows: Insecure by Design

Aug 26, 2003, 23:30 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Pegoraro)

"Between the Blaster worm and the Sobig virus, it's been a long two weeks for Windows users. But nobody with a Mac or a Linux PC has had to lose a moment of sleep over these outbreaks--just like in earlier 'malware' epidemics.

"This is not a coincidence.

"The usual theory has been that Windows gets all the attacks because almost everybody uses it. But millions of people do use Mac OS X and Linux, a sufficiently big market for plenty of legitimate software developers--so why do the authors of viruses and worms rarely take aim at either system...?"

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