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Security: Windows vs Linux

This evening I was thinking about the various security measures put in place at work. Although I use Kubuntu on my desktop, our network is a Windows/ActiveDirectory network.

The main thing I was thinking about was the password policy. ActiveDirectory has been set up to force a password change every 30 days. Of course this means fun for me once a month, since I don't log in via ActiveDirectory, and I only realise that my password has expired because I can no longer log into the bug tracker and I haven't had any new e-mails for two days.

Microsoft: IE is more secure because it is patched less often.

According to Microsoft's Security Strategy Director Jeff Jones, in his latest report, Microsoft Internet Explorer is a more secure browser because it is patched less often, and you aren't forced to upgrade to a new version immediately.