Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd May 2006 16:11 UTC
Mac OS X The recent ruckus about the claimed growing vulnerability of Mac OSX from certain sources has caused an indignant outcry from Mac advocates who claim the stories are mostly media hype. According to an expert in Unix and Linux systems, the outcry is not without justification. Con Zymaris has been working with Unix systems for nearly three decades and for the past 15 years has been running a consultancy on open source software implementation. Zymaris says that, while it is true that a Mac can get infected with a virus, it is not easy and it is not likely to cause much damage. What's more, Mac users don't need to install firewalls and anti-virus software.
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so it is ok...
by dvhh on Wed 3rd May 2006 18:41 UTC
dvhh
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2006-03-20

... to get my document corrupted by a virus ? or even having a zombie running while I work with my comp.
hey why not asking a hacker to run a bot on my desktop.

More seriously security alert even if they seem insignificant should never been taken lightly. As much as backups are importants.

Linux / BSD sofware are "more" secure because of the auditing tools available for these systems (audit of source code and audit of setup). Plus these systems are not for the adverage user ( or if they do use them they are severly limited in the use of such system ).

We agree that there is not such thing as an impenetrable system when it offers networked services.

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