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[2]: At least safer than
by brichpmr on Sat 25th Jun 2011 19:32 UTC in reply to "RE: At least safer than "
brichpmr
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No OS is adequately secure, and that includes Windows 7.

Edited 2011-06-25 19:33 UTC

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RE[3]: At least safer than
by AmigaRobbo on Sat 25th Jun 2011 21:44 in reply to "RE[2]: At least safer than "
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2005-11-15

Every mainstream OS is adequately secure, perfectly secure maybe not, but secure enough for use. yep.

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RE[4]: At least safer than
by brichpmr on Sun 26th Jun 2011 01:48 in reply to "RE[3]: At least safer than "
brichpmr Member since:
2006-04-22

No OS is adequately secure against social engineering exploits, nor can they be. Users have to employ common sense and a modicum of knowledge to compute safely.

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