Monday, January 13, 2014
Ubuntu beats Windows, Mac, and Android in security report
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS out performed Windows and Mac operating systems according to a UK security agency.
GCHQ, the UK government branch has a security group called CESG. They reviewed eleven OSes against a 12-point list of security criteria.
Among the OS's in the test were Android, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and RT.
Among all the OS'es tested, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was the most secure option.
Makes a Ubuntu/Linux geek proud.
Here's a pdf of the pertinent information: http://insights.ubuntu.com/wp-content/uploads/UK-Gov-Report-Summary.pdf
And here is the official release thanks to gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/end-user-devices-security-guidance--2
I also want to thank OMGUbuntu for keeping us informed on news like this. It's nice to have one more bragging point for the operating system I have grown to love.
Posted by Dennis Gutowski