Most secure Linux or x86 Unix that are least prone to ransomware/malware
Posted on 2016-09-10
I'm exploring to set up a VM running a Linux or x86 UNIX (say x86 Solaris or x86 SCO UNIX if it's still around)
that's dedicated to browsing the Internet : using a VM because I could scale the vRAM, vCPU, storage &
I can always take a snapshot backup prior to applying security patches.
Is SCO UNIX an Opensource & do they release patches regularly?
Currently in our environment, it takes 3-6 months to assess & test patches before applying onto
Windows (& UNIX) due to past disruptions so dedicating a VM for everyone to remote in to browse
Internet will entail less of Change Management redtapes: only internet browsing function will be
affected in the event patches cause issues
I read that Chrome (& Chromium) & Firefox are much safer browsers than IE so I'll need a Linux/UNIX
(64 bit so that can support more RAM) flavor that could support Chrome/Chromium or Firefox : some
lesser known browsers like Konqueror may not work well with certain websites (or am I mistaken?).
Some time back Firefox was banned as I was told it has too many exploits?? But I tend to think IE
has much more, glancing from the monthly MS security patches (quite a number of them are IE.
So compare Solaris x86, RHEL, SCO, Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS : need to have support for a secure
browser & the OS has least malware/ransomware that could exploit/run on it & I'm contemplating
if an email client (that could connect to MS Exchange) could also be supported in future