Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jun 2012 09:34 UTC, submitted by tomcat
Mac OS X "In the wake of the Flashback botnet which targeted Mac computers, Apple has removed a statement from its messages on its website that Mac operating system X (OS X) isn't susceptible to viruses." It was an untenable statement anyway. Security is an illusion.
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by tanzam75 on Wed 27th Jun 2012 04:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: How to Get My Money Back/"
tanzam75
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How is it that malware writers are able to build malware that can dig into the deepest parts of the OS immediately after a user clicks a button (or even without that), while Microsoft can't even live-update their own OS properly and requires a full reboot?


A live update that succeeds on 99% of systems is an enormous success for a malware author.

In contrast, a live update that hoses 1% of systems unbootable is a disaster for Microsoft.

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