Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1
The point still remains, Microsoft has stepped up it's security game since it moved to the NT code. Once ChromeOS, OSX or Linux has an operating base the size of Windows, you'll see hackers attacking them as well. In the meantime, there's not really a point.
Or, you can look at this on the flip side. Unix and now Unix has been a multi-user operating system for 40+ years for Unix and now 20+ years for Linux. This system grew from a foundation where users weren't admins and elevated to admins when only necessary to perform certain system tasks. These fundamental building blocks are a very influential reason why Unix/Linux is much more impervious to these types of problems.
Also, typically running Unix/Linux is not a simplistic task for most people. Rather it takes some skill and know-how to make it work. Thus, typical users are more savvy than typical Windows users. So, until Linux is brought down to a level usable by the everyday masses...there likely won't be a userbase susceptible to opening up and configuring their boxes for attack. The point I am driving at is that it's the end users who would most likely be most compromising the system and not the system itself.