As I watch CNBC at this moment they are discussing Microsoft as a national security threat. Ira Winkler, one of the guest speakers, is totally off on his reasoning. MS software is not under attack because its more popular. That is a myth that should be abolished but apparently thrives despite efforts. How is MS a national security threat then? Because to many people are using to many versions of Windows and other MS products that are insecure. People, according to them, simply aren’t updating their software and replacing their out of date insecure software. I don’t personally know who Ira Winkler is but he obviously isn’t as smart as CNBC thinks he is. The other guy was worthless. I didn’t even note his name. He just backed up whatever Ira said.
As a Linux user though you should be aware of the same problems. Linux is constantly updated along with the programs that run on it. A good majority of these updates include security updates. You should always try to keep your computer relatively up-to-date, even if you don’t use Windows.
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