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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by kaiwai on Sun 26th Jun 2011 02:23 UTC
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That is a very nice article assuming that Apple were to stay static - anyone with a free Apple developer account can watch the variety of WWDC2011 videos that have been uploaded which addresses pretty much everything that has been raised in the essay. I'm sorry to say this but the person who wrote this is the epitome of lazy when they're on one hand talking about how 'horrible' Snow Leopard is but ignore the changes made in Lion and announced in WWDC2011 as if these changes didn't exist. The parallel to this would be Windows 7 on the verge of being released and evaluating the whole Windows ecosystem (past, present and future) on Windows Vista - it would be a stupid essay to write but low and behold the author of the article has established what he is really about (creating mass hysteria).

As for someone within the replies to this article who noted ASLR, DEP and so forth - again, the WWDC2011 session videos are available and anyone with a free Apple developer account can view the videos and then make an evaluation as to whether Apple takes security seriously. Sorry, I'm not going to excuse laziness because it is "all too hard" to sign up for a free account and watch a couple of videos.

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