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[9]: Just another article
by Neolander on Sun 26th Jun 2011 09:43 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Just another article"
Neolander
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I think I've read somewhere that MacOS X only offers sandboxing as an optional extension for developers to use. People choose to put themselves in the sandbox, so to speak. If you don't use the sandbox, OS X behaves like a normal *NIX

So fully switching to a sandboxed model on OSX would be about as painful as it is on Linux, though with the difference that a large part of the libraries used by OSX developers are under Apple's control. It might help a bit.

Edited 2011-06-26 09:55 UTC

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