Windows XP has known security issues; despite its continuing popularity, it is exploited more often and more easily than newer versions of Windows. Windows Vista added a number of protective mechanisms that made it more secure, but at a price: the “in your face” aspect of User Account Control annoyed users and arguably was one factor that led to widespread resistance to upgrading by businesses and individuals. Windows 7 toned down the visibility of its security while continuing to incorporate new security features that worked more transparently. The word is out that Windows 8 is expected to follow that same trend. You can read more here:
About The Author
Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.