Thoughts on OS security

I wrote some guides about operating systems I’ve used for many years as a casual user but also as a developer.

What you will read there

Various analysis and personal thoughts about each OS.

You also find the best resources for beginners to me (e.g., useful links for various tools and other guides), for example, to harden your OS or learn about attacking techniques.

The latest versions of Windows are significantly more secure than the previous ones (e.g., XP, Vista), especially when you enable mitigations.

It does not solve all issues, and none of these OSes can prevent its users from installing malicious third-party apps. However, you get more granularity, better kernel isolation, and enhanced memory protection.

Key points

Security paradoxes

What I mean by “paradoxes”:

From what I’ve seen so far, these paradoxes happen quite often.

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