Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Oct 2006 19:29 UTC
Mac OS X Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says that Apple did not need NeXT, the company that provided the foundation for Mac OS X; he argues that System 7 wasn't nearly as bad as it was made out to be. Wozniak also says that Mac OS 9 was more secure than OS X is now: Mac OS X is built in Unix and is therefore more prone to attacks because people are familiar with the holes in Unix, explained Woznaik. "Some of the holes in Unix are well known. So keeping Firewalls on is more important. And we keep announcing, even our own security fixes, not as many as Microsoft but still we never really had those in the OS 9 days."
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Mac OS Security
by Myrd on Thu 26th Oct 2006 11:54 UTC
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I remember some company specializing in web server software for the Mac OS held a contest with a prize for $100,000 for someone being able to break in to their secure Mac OS config. No one claimed the money for the duration of the contest. So they extended it. And still no one was able to win, so eventually they ended it I think. Anyone remember anything about this?

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