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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RE[2]: Track record
by Umbra on Tue 1st May 2007 05:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Track record"
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It's not like Apple's track record is much better. Since 2005, OSX has had nearly as many Security Updates as Windows, and many of those updates have been massive, at least one fixing over 40 flaws, and multiple updates fixing over 20.

Do you think computer security is a one time event ? A one night stand ? No, computer security is an ongoing never ending process. Apps change, apps grow, can do more and behave differently by each new versions. The OS does also evolve.

After 5 years on the market none of the 25-30 million Mac OS X users have had their Mac OS X systems infected with viruses nor spyware. The end results for Mac OS X after 5 years on the market is one or two unsuccessful worms that where more like a proof of concept - plus one hole in Java (but never the less - a serious enough one)

Edited 2007-05-01 05:58

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