[QUOTE=coolcolors;2780187]And you think iOS and Linux is any better? Those two have been hacked as well. Windows is the most used so it would be the biggest target so this rosy view is misleading.[/QUOTE]
I never said anything about IOS. However, by switching to GNU/Linux, hacking will be made harder, simply because of the fragmented nature of GNU/Linux: what works on one distro isn’t guaranteed to work on another. I realize this isn’t a perfect defense, but it’s better than being defenseless.
Also, Windows 10 is malware. There’s no escaping that fact. By switching to another OS, you are ridding yourself of Microsoft’s malware.
[QUOTE=coolcolors;2780187]You don’t have to know to steal there are programs already written that are out there you can download and use so this is also misleading and thinking inside the box.[/QUOTE]
I suppose you’ve got me there. As long as the developers know what they are doing, the user doesn’t need to know much.
[QUOTE=coolcolors;2780187]Actually that is a smart move and makes hacking harder to do should a USB malware try to call home. What they should do is lock computers to read only and disable any USB devices attachment and only give limited user access so they can only read without no USB devices can’t copy. That would stop and expose whom is trying to breach security.[/QUOTE]
Since Unix-like systems allow any folder to be used as a mount point, it makes sense to only mount partitions as read-write when necessary.
[QUOTE=coolcolors;2780187]All O/S has flaws to think it’s just Windows is flawed thinking already. Just blaming Windows for O/S flaws is the flawed thinking already. Mac never release flaws until it makes big news and then they try to say they never knew about it but you can guess they knew just didn’t want to fix it. Linux is open source and leaving itself to custom malware that takes advantage of flaws and you wouldn’t know it til the developers were informed of the flaws. So to just think Windows is flawed is also a flawed thinking in itself.[/QUOTE]
You’re right, all operating systems are flawed. However, it’s no accident that the majority of malware is developed for Windows. Before you say what I think you’ll say, yes, the large market share of Windows is an important factor. But, the FOSS nature of GNU/Linux allows the system to be patched much more quickly than Windows or MacOS. The problem with proprietary software is that users are forced to depend on the people that made said software for things like security. So, if that developers refuse to issue a patch, the users are left defenseless.
Anyway, my point in the paragraph was this: the US DOD will never be transparent, regardless of what operating systems they use. It’s not that they’re refusing to be transparent because Windows make transparency too hard. Rather, they are refusing to be transparent because they like their secrecy. Whether they use Windows, MacOS, GNU/Linux, MS-DOS, OS/2, ReactOS, *BSD, Illumos, Android, IOS, or anything else, it won’t affect their decision to hide as many things from the public as they do.