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[7]: Just another article
by Neolander on Sun 26th Jun 2011 08:16 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Just another article"
Neolander
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I think your post contains the description of why we're not doing sandboxing in all modern OSs already.

When you have thousands of legacy applications lying around which were never designed for a sandboxed environment in the first place, patching that huge mass of code until it works, like Linux distros which use SElinux or AppArmor try to do, is quite a challenge.

This is why I think that Apple have hugely messed up by not making sandboxing a core part of iOS' design while they could. But well...

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