I know, I’m probably starting to sound like a broken record (starting?) but for corn sake people, go out and get a Macintosh. The study is interesting in that the Windows machines that were not compromised had an active firewall and Service Pack 2, both of which require attention by the user.
On the other hand, the Mac OSX machine was completely secure right out of the box with no firewall in place. As was the machine running Lindows (a form of Linux). So, you bring home a Mac from the store, plug it in, get on the internet and that’s it, you can go about your business.
On the other hand, bring home a Windows machine, plug it in, turn it on, and it can be compromised and hacked in less than four minutes unless you install Service Pack 2 and remember to activate or install a firewall. Now, which machine would you rather have? Ok, I’ll say it one more time for the people in the cheap seats: THE MAC.
And in other news, Tom Ridge, Homeland Czar, is stepping down. So long Tom and thanks for all the security. Actually, I think Tom was (is) a pretty decent guy who had a really tough job to do. Nobody in the intelligence “community” likes to share so that makes things pretty difficult I’m sure. We’ll see who the next person is and how well they do. John Kerry as Homeland Czar? Mmmmm.
And here’s something I don’t really understand (and neither does Pat Sajak. Yes, I said Pat Sajak. Give him a change, he makes some sense.) Dutch director Theo Van Gogh is brutally murdered while minding his own business and nobody in the Hollywood “community” says anything about it. Odd? You bet. Well, it is almost Oscar time so really, who can blame them?