Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Sep 2009 14:56 UTC
Mac OS X While Snow Leopard includes some improvements in the area of security, noted security researcher Charlie Miller, winner of two consecutive "Pwn2own" hacker contests and co-author of The Mac Hacker's Handbook, concludes that Apple missed the boat on security in Mac OS X Snow Leopard. "Snow Leopard's more secure than Leopard, but it's not as secure as Vista or Windows 7," Miller said.
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Yes!
by Hakime on Thu 17th Sep 2009 09:55 UTC
Hakime
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My point is windows 7 is no more secure than other OS but still better that older versions


Well I agree with that in general besides that windows 7 will ship with a vulnerability allowing code injection (i know that the Microsoft Security Essentials detect the UAC exploit as a malware but it is quite easy to bypass that and it is already the case). So again claiming that Windows 7 is more secure than any other OS, being OS X, Linux or Vista makes little sense when in the same time this OS ships with a vulnerability known publicly.

One so called expert opinion does not reflect the industry state, so instead of flaming you should take it with a grain of salt.


Come one, flaming? Expressing a point a view is not flaming particularly when it tries to put some truth in the mass of nonsense that we read every day.

Miller calls himself a security expert, so as such, he should behave professionally and really says what it is about. Pretending that Apple does nothing or little for security with OS X is wrong, right? Therefore I consider him as a jackass regardless the technical background that he has. And he has a big one, this guy presumably knows very well OS X, and so he should talk professionally instead of throwing into the air sensational statements.

"Yourlink about sand-boxing also point that Apple api for sand-boxing kinda lack in the documentation departement."

Absolutely, nothing is perfect....

Edited 2009-09-17 09:57 UTC

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