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: No OS is secure
by JAlexoid on Sat 25th Jun 2011 19:20 UTC in reply to "No OS is secure"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

That is why I think the only way to have proper security on the machine is educating users. Anti-virus, anti-malware or other mumbo jumbo is just voodoo...

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RE[2]: No OS is secure
by brichpmr on Sun 26th Jun 2011 13:04 in reply to "RE: No OS is secure"
brichpmr Member since:
2006-04-22

That is why I think the only way to have proper security on the machine is educating users. Anti-virus, anti-malware or other mumbo jumbo is just voodoo...


Yes...if not voodoo, it is simply reactive. The simple proactive antidotes are to run as Standard User, and Snow Leopard will require authentication for anything that looks to install, and don't click on links you know nothing about.

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