Yes, once a gain, ms windows, and flaws, erhn, yet another security hole, vulnerable, yes, and then what? Waiting for yet another patch to the hole?All these things seems to be bad and Microsoft is to blame.
But all the news reports on security of MS Windows once again and again buzz around our ears which has already reached the limit of our patience. And it is really worth thinking about the reallity of the facts and theories widely spread.
Thinking about that you are using a desktop MS Windows XP HOME at home, and use an ADSL modem and a SOHO router to log onto the internet, and do not go to any unfamiliar websites, use Firefox rather than IE6. Is it more safer and more convenient choosing an alternative than what you are now using?
I don't think so.
First off, a firewalled router is important. This will screen most of the blind scannings and attackings and what you want to protect is right after the NAT.
If you use firefox and successfully set up the common extensions and plugins to Fx, especially AdBlock, then I would bet that you would not even see no less than 98% ads that links to insecure sites. Thus, if you do not follow an insecure link, the possibility of falling into an phishing or what other pitfalls will be dramatically decreased. And by using adblock to block the tiring and untrustable Flash ads, your security and power are further guarded. Unless you misuse some untrustable downloaded software or internet software(i.g. Tencent QQ), I cannot figure out why your computer will be in trouble of a cracker!
My conclusion is: there is only insecure user but not secure system!