Security analysis between Windows, Linux and macOS

  • Rizadette De La Cruz
  • University of Asia and the Pacific
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  • The increasing reliance on technology has made computer security a critical concern. With the rise of various operating systems, the need for assessing their security features has become necessary. This research paper aims to compare and contrast the security features of Windows, Linux, and macOS. This paper also lists relevant security threats in the three operating systems and counter-measures to address them. The results show that relevant security threats among the three operating systems are malware, phishing attacks and denial of service. Counter-measures available that are common among them include: software update, user account and access control, firewalls and virus protection. In conclusion, while each operating system has its security strengths, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to security. Users must assess their security requirements and choose an operating system that best suits their needs.

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • macOS
  • security
  • threats
  • counter-measures

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