Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24
Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth
Lol I find that funny really. A virus/malware is an application, you install it it will do bad things. An OS cannot tell the difference between malware and a well behaved application because they are the same. Now this I could have accept if the samples testes were left to infect the machine without user intervention. But during the installing process they are given administrative rights which could have done anything to the machine. This does not make the security of the OS any less.
I completely agree...The security of an OS is an independent variable of the security of a whole
Security of OS (40%) + Knowledge of User (60%) = Security of computer...
Thirded. Initially I suspected that Mr. Wisniewski may simply be suffering from a mild case of intellectual disability, seeing as he was "testing OS security" by executing malware in an admin context. Nice one Chester
However, further reading leads me to believe the article is more of an oblique cry for help, peppered with you-connect-the-dots marketing:
"Lesson learned? You still need to run anti-virus on Windows 7."
"Windows 7 is no cure for the virus blues, so be sure to bring your protection when you boot up."
. Industry? They apparently make chandeliers and candelabras.