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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RE[4]: Wrong title?
by someone on Thu 26th Oct 2006 13:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wrong title?"
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2006-01-12

Its Unix and it has been around for more than 30 years. Sure its faults are well know.

You know, UNIX actually evolved during these 30 years. Also, most "UNIX" exploits are actually application exploits (eg. SSH exploits, sudo exploits). The few that are kernel based are often specific to a particular kernel (linux exploits will not work on FreeBSD, FreeBSD kernel exploits will not work on NetBSD, NetBSD kernel exploits will not work on OpenBSD and so on and so forth)

The worst thing is not being unsafe, is thinking you're safe when you're not.

That applies to any OS, Mac OS classic included.

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