It seems that beaumonday thinks I pick on Microsoft too much. Acutally, if you read REAL close, I pick on everyone who thinks that any one operating system is the way to go. (Do I need to repost my point-and-click administrator rant again?) I'm a firm believer in the-best-tool-for-the-job and know-the-technology-behind-the-gui.
I provide a lengthy response.
Just so I can alienate everyone and level the playing field, out of the box:
- Microsoft Windows is insecure
- Linux is insecure
- Unix (SunOS, BSD, Irix, AIX, Xenix, etc) is insecure
- Cisco/Foundry/Bay/etc. is insecure
- Novell has problems (actually, they had the highest rating by the gov't prior to adding in IP capabilities)
- and the OS that you may be writing has *SERIOUS* problems.
However, when used in conjunction, they can provide a very secure network for your users.