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[4]: Just another article
by Alfman on Sat 25th Jun 2011 21:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Just another article"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

mutantsushi,

"And if you`re aware of the hacking contest being discussed, the test is simply visiting a webpage, no entry of user passwords or any other user intervention required..."

I assume your talking about pawn2own? If I recall, in the last competition mac os failed on day two via an email exploit, not a web page. You are correct there was no interaction except for viewing the email.


"How lovely , you can keep holding on to your lovely sense of superiority."

I don't think this is fair to the poster you responded to. I believe he was suggesting that mac users have security competency at levels similar to windows users. He didn't provide any evidence to support the claim, but then nobody provided evidence to the contrary. I don't think he was trying to be smug.

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