Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Jun 2010 09:42 UTC
Google Google employees have always had a remarkable amount of freedom when it comes to what operating system they wanted to run on company computers - Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, it was all fine. Since the China attacks, however, this has changed: Windows is no longer welcome on Google computers.
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RE[3]: Secure alternative
by Tony Swash on Tue 1st Jun 2010 14:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Secure alternative"
Tony Swash
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There is a large botnet of macs though - pirated versions of adobe software with trojans built-in caused a huge number of them.


.... and your evidence to support this claim is?

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RE[4]: Secure alternative
by woegjiub on Wed 2nd Jun 2010 02:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Secure alternative"
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2008-11-25
RE[4]: Secure alternative
by NeoX on Wed 2nd Jun 2010 02:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Secure alternative"
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2006-02-19


.... and your evidence to support this claim is?

I did read about the botnets and the Adobe/iWorks trojans.

http://www.crn.com/security/212902615

http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/20815/

You can read about it at the above link. Bottom line is that if you legally purchase your software, you won't get these nasties... Also don't just automatically type in your administrator password when asked for it by an installer or an app. Research it first.

That being said I feel the Mac is more secure because of the lack of malware and better over all security model vs XP. Vista and 7 take a bit from what OS X has had for a while and that is a step in the right direction.

Still a lot of the malware that gets installed on a system is due to plain old user error and saying YES to a dialog box that they should not have accepted. I have seen many fake A/V apps get installed this way instantly disabling the windows security center and any security app with it.

Edited 2010-06-02 02:43 UTC

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