Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Apr 2012 23:26 UTC
Mac OS X We don't normally report on security issues, especially not when they occur on Mac OS X. So far, the security issues on the Mac can barely be labelled as such, and really don't deserve a lot of attention. Now, however, it would appear we're looking at the first successful widespread malware infection on Mac OS X. Not a bad track record for an eleven year old operating system, by the way.
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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by jbauer on Sun 8th Apr 2012 08:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
jbauer
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marcp,

As far as I know apple's own code is pretty good but the reason they particularly deserve criticism is because they continually advertise that security is a non-issue on the mac. They even continued their misleading ads after security researchers exploited mac vulnerabilities twice at pwn 2 own contests. These were real zero-day exploits that happened to be in the "right" hands.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/27/pwn-2-own-over-macbook-air-gets-...

Security vulnerabilities happen to the best of us, it's just a shame that companies are too arrogant to admit it.


And they will continue the denial until (if) the problem becomes too blatant to deny it anymore. It helps them sell Macs, you know. And the buyers, they want to believe they don't have to worry about security issues anymore.

Edited 2012-04-08 08:58 UTC

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