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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Half right
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 25th Jun 2011 14:35 UTC
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Everything he says about OSX is true, but he didn't really examine windows security in depth. It was designed less secure than he thinks and ultimately implemented even less securely.

HIs biggest complaints seem to be the lack of ASLR, sand boxing and apple's past response to security threats. Then, in the conclusion he mentions that all of these are being addressed in Lion. That's bold writing right there: arguing that a company should do exactly what they just told you they should do!

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