Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sat 25th Jun 2011 08:55 UTC, submitted by John
Mac OS X "Using a Mac may certainly be a safer choice for a lot of people as despite being vulnerable they are not targeted. However this is not the same as Macs being secure, something Eric Schmidt erroneously advised recently. I may be able to browse impervious to malware on a Mac at the moment, however I personally would not be comfortable using a platform so easily compromised if someone had the motivation to do so. In this article I address just why OS X is so insecure including the technical shortcomings of OS X as well as Apples policies as a company that contribute to the situation."
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No OS is secure
by daveak on Sat 25th Jun 2011 10:47 UTC
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"A fine example of this is the trojan iWorks which was distributed through torrents, and never triggered Xprotect"

This is why. You cannot protect a user from their own stupidity. You obtain pirate software from a torrent you may as well expect your whole system to be infested with unwanted nasties.

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