Re: Re:But hey, you don't care when having a good rant?
Why did this get downvoted? It's completely true. Windows used to be a security joke. But as Microsoft beefed things up, hackers have been going after 3rd party targets that are easier to hit, such as Adobe flash.
You need only one exploit to get from outside to local, and only one local exploit to hose the whole box. That means any OS... ANY OS.... is only 2 exploits away from being compromised.
Linux is getting exploited the most because it's the single most popular web stack out there. Linux is to web what Windows is to desktop. And the article itself said it.... virtually all the root-access hacks have been through things like 3rd party CMSes, and the kernel itself compromised by exactly 1 exploit.
So maybe we should focus less on how big everyone's OS-penis is, and more on the fact that far too many people write crap code.
And I will opine that it's because companies have made it FAR too easy for someone to sit down, bang a few commands on a keyboard, and suddenly think they know how to code. Until programmers are put through the same level of rigor as, say, engineers, this problem will never get better.