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[8]: Just another article
by jack_perry on Sun 26th Jun 2011 22:21 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Just another article"
jack_perry
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2005-07-06

I agree that once a user is convinced that the software he downloaded legitimately needs advanced security permissions, the efficiency of sandboxing - or any technological malware protection method, for that matter - fades away.


Okay, we agree there.

However, I don't think that the user would be lured into this on a shady website.


People did download and install MacDefender, and I understood that they obtained it from shady websites. Maybe not. However they did it, that's the relevant hypothesis.

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RE[9]: Just another article
by Neolander on Sun 26th Jun 2011 22:29 in reply to "RE[8]: Just another article"
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2010-03-08

Making operating systems so secure that bloated antivirus crap becomes a thing from the past, removing #1 cover identity of scamware ? ;)

(Yes, I know, chicken and egg)

Edited 2011-06-26 22:29 UTC

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