Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 1st May 2007 00:35 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Dino Dai Zovi, the New York-based security researcher who took home USD b10000 in a highly-publicized MacBook Pro hijack on April 20, has been at the center of a week's worth of controversy about the security of Apple's operating system. In an e-mail interview with Computerworld, Dai Zovi talked about how finding vulnerabilities is like fishing, the chances that someone else will stumble on the still-unpatched bug, and what operating system - Windows Vista or Mac OS X - is the sturdiest when it comes to security.
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by siti on Tue 1st May 2007 01:05 UTC
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Vista has active security. E.g. ALSR, NX to prevent buffer overflows being exploited.

Mac OSX has well... no active security. On top of that they take weeks to come out with security fixes. An example is when zlib had a flaw in less than 24 hours all the major linux distros had a fix. I remember a few weeks later I saw a security update for OSX that contained a fix for zlib.

The issue is that apple and their minions are so arrogant.

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