Microsoft Windows: Insecure by Design
From the Washington Post (via MacSlash): 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 so true!
This article shows various problems in Windows security and looks at how Mac OS X and Linux handle them with elegance and simplicity (to quote MacSlash).
In its default setup, Windows XP on the Internet amounts to a car parked in a bad part of town, with the doors unlocked, the key in the ignition and a Post-It note on the dashboard saying, "Please don't steal this."