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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RE[2]: Anti-FUD is still FUD
by Pseudo Cyborg on Wed 3rd May 2006 22:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Anti-FUD is still FUD"
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"You do not need to install a firewall, because (besides all ports being closed by default) the OS come bundled with one as decent as a firewall can get."

Yes, I know that. I didn't say to necessarily install one, just to make sure one is running. ;P

I agree about anti-virus on *nix or OS X, which is why I skipped that part. People running Windows, however, should have anti-virus installed and running.

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