The TOR Project Tells Everyone to Stop Using Windows

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After startling news that someone—probably a government agency—was exploiting a vulnerability in Firefox to spy on its supposedly anonymous users, the TOR Project is now asking everyone to take a step back and stop using Windows. It's not just this latest episode of snooping, though. Windows just isn't a great operating system in terms of security in general, they say.

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"Really, switching away from Windows is probably a good security move for many reasons," the TOR Project said in a security advisory. But for this specific exploit it was especially bad since the hackers—probably a government agency—specifically targeted Windows users. Mac and Linux users were not affected. [IT World via Slashdot]

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Sunhawk-II
Sunhawk-II

They targeted Windows because it is 90+ percent of all computers. That is why Windows is always targeted and has more security problems. If Mac OS was 90% of computers and still the same it would have them level of security problems.