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[3]: Just another article
by Alfman on Sun 26th Jun 2011 22:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Just another article"
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"You say there have been attacks. Would you please cite them? Just exactly what attacks on Macs have there been in the past on the scale of Melissa, I Love You, Nimda, and the others I cited in my post? Hmmm? What attacks? I and everyone else on here are waiting to see this supposedly massive list of attacks that have been perpetrated on Macs in the past that demonstrates their vulnerability and ostensibly ridiculously horrible security."

Well this is a big straw man, your ignoring what everyone said and trying discredit us based on things no one here has said.

If anything, most of us have already acknowledged that Mac viruses are much less common than windows ones. What we disagree with is claims of superior security in apple's camp, particularly today.

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