Google ditches Windows on security concerns

The FT reports that Google is moving all staff off Windows and onto Macs and Linux machines, to improve security after its Chinese operations were hacked recently.

As the FT points out

Windows is known for being more vulnerable to attacks by hackers and more susceptible to computer viruses than other operating systems. The greater number of attacks on Windows has much to do with its prevalence, which has made it a bigger target for attackers.

But, if you think switching to a Mac is an easy way to improve your security, remember that the kind of attack Google suffered is some way down a hacker’s list. First make sure an outsider can’t fake a password-reset telephone call, or simply guess one of your employees’ passwords…