Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th May 2011 20:37 UTC
Apple I have personally tried to pretty much let the whole MAC Defender trojan thing pass by, since we're not a security website. However, we have an interesting turn of events this week. An article over at Ars Technica quotes several anonymous Apple Store employees as saying that the infection rate of Macs brought into the Apple store has gone up considerably. More interestingly though, Apple's official policy states that Apple Store employees are not allowed to talk about infections to anyone - they're not even allowed to inform Mac owners if they find the infection without the customer's knowledge. Another interesting tidbit: Apple mandates the use of Norton Antivirus on company Macs, according to one Apple Store genius.
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RE[5]: ??? - ahahahaa.. hehe.. sorry, what?
by jabbotts on Sat 21st May 2011 14:15 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ???"
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Microsoft cares about user security more than any other company.


oh damn that's funny. Where you making a joke or did you actually type that with a strait face?

If Microsoft cared more than any other company we would have a modular Windows install. Everything including a web browser and basic image rendering libraries wouldn't be deeply embedded into the kernel. Privileged separation would be implemented in a strong manner instead of the wet cleanex separation between regular users and administrators. We'd never have had regular programs needing administrator rights to run. They would deliver anything but "good enough" quality product. We wouldn't have the immense "antivirus echosystem" that's remained so well supported by every Windows version so far. In all likelihood, Microsoft would be producing Windows under an open source license to take advantage of the expert peer review available; it seems to work for Cryptology and they tell me that relates closely to security.

I mean; keep some perspective. Microsoft cares more about user security than Apple. Sure. But "more than any other company"?

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