British security firm Mi2g has, after an intensive year-long study, named Apple OS X and Open Source BSD as the most secure and resistant to security breach operating systems one can use in a 24/7 computing environment.
The study of more than 235,000 computer systems world-wide included everything from personal and home-business systems to those belonging to and servicing multi-million dollar corporations.
Linux was the system most often successfully attacked, accounting for more than 65% of all security breaches, with Microsoft Windows coming in second at just over 25% (which is a bit concerning considering that ATMs are moving to Windows).
The number of successful attacks against OSX and BSD combined was just below 5%. Apple’s OSX runs BSD under the hood, and so is considered to be a flavor of BSD.