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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OS X and FreeBSD
by vikramsharma on Fri 18th Sep 2009 18:19 UTC
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I think most of us know that FreeBSD 5.0 was one of the components on which the OS X kernel is based (besides the Mach Kernel). Since there have been various updates and upgrades to the FreeBSD kernel, many of which would have been related to security how many of those have been incorporated in the latest release of Snow Leopard. Meanwhile FreeBSD is at 8.0 beta 4 stage, Apple is still stuck at FreeBSD 5.0. I am not an expert in this field but isn't FreeBSD 5.0 like 4 years old to say the least and a lot has changed in the world of FreeBSD ever since, better optimization for 64 bit, multi-threading etc. Your comments are most welcome.

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