posted on Aug, 14 2010 @ 02:54 PM
Originally posted by buddha
microsoft windows logs ever site you visit ever key stroke and takes pictures of your screen. you can get good spy wear programs to see it, and some
of them are called Hooks ?
Not wanting to get into a PC vs Unix debate here, but I am a professional software developer, so I can honestly say that this is not quite the
One way to put this into average user terms is that Windows has mechamisms built into it that allow programs to communicate with each other and
perform functions such as keylogging, pulling browser history, and grabbing screen shots. This is done so that people like myself can write software
that people like to use without having to constantly reinvent the wheel. The term "hook" simply means a piece of code that we can "hook on to" to
perform said functionality.
Interestingly enough, Lunix also has this form of built in API in the kernal.
In my experience with all three major platform flavors, none of them are the best in show. They all have great strengths and huge weaknesses.
Windows is probably one of the strongest in balance between security and usability, however, this is not apparent because it is the most poopular and
everyone is constantly looking for the next hole.
I wonder when the last time a concerted effort was made by 1000s of hackers and script kiddies to break security on Linux...