Vista, Ubuntu or OS X, which one is hacked faster?

Tired of all the knee-jerk banter from fanboys about whose operating system is the most secure? So are the organizers of the CanSecWest security conference, which will be held in Vancouver later this month. And with a contest awarding as much as $25,000 worth of prizes, they're likely to breathe fresh life into a stale debate.

This year's Pwn2Own competition will place three brand-new, fully patched laptops side by side: a Fujitsu U810 running Vista Ultimate, a Vaio VGN-TZ37Cn running Ubuntu 7.10 and a MacBook Air running Leopard. The first person to remotely run code on each one gets to take the machine home, and is automatically entered into the running for a $25,000 award from TippingPoint, whose Zero Day Initiative pays bounties to researchers for responsibly disclosing vulnerabilities.

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Rikitatsu4494d ago

then most likely Ubuntu and after that comes OS X

verb3k4494d ago

Vista first, OSX second, ubuntu never lol

mirroredderorrim4493d ago

I'd say Ubuntu, Vista then Leopard

rosebowl234493d ago

I'm willing to bet it'll be OS X, then Ubuntu, then Vista.

VirusE4493d ago

Good to know that sane humans who try to come to conclusions based on hard data rather than conjecture still exist on this planet. All the people on this site who only own one system yet will happily offer up comparisons of the two had made me believe otherwise.

Bonsai12144493d ago

i'm going to say ubuntu, vista, osx in that order. linux you basically write whatever you want to do with it and it works, vista we all know, and os x is more secure as we all know.

ElfShotTheFood4493d ago

The most popular/most used one always gets hacked first, because more people are "working" on it. ;)

Why do you think Mac and Linux rarely have virus/malware problems? No one takes the time to try and exploit them, because the user bases for both is so small when compared to Windows.

verb3k4493d ago

True, but still doesn't change the fact that Vista is poorly written.