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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RE: No OS is secure
by Yamin on Sat 25th Jun 2011 13:56 UTC in reply to "No OS is secure"
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That's just not a correct statement. It's the answer you often hear engineers and computer scientists give because we want to do everything with our computers.

It's always a trade off between usability and security.

We could do all sorts of things... but of course they would kill some aspect of usability.

- only run 'trusted' software... signed binaries and verified by the OS
- only allow (untrusted?) applications to install to their own directory and only allow them access to their own files.
- all executables must be registered/installed by with the OS. They cannot be run otherwise.

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