Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jun 2012 09:34 UTC, submitted by tomcat
Mac OS X "In the wake of the Flashback botnet which targeted Mac computers, Apple has removed a statement from its messages on its website that Mac operating system X (OS X) isn't susceptible to viruses." It was an untenable statement anyway. Security is an illusion.
Thread beginning with comment 523846
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: How to Get My Money Back/
by moondevil on Tue 26th Jun 2012 11:38 UTC in reply to "How to Get My Money Back/"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

Since any user from OSNews should know that there are no 100% secure OS, you are to blame yourself for believing in such hype.

Security is hard, and most normal users don't bother with it.

Even if they get a proper configured OS, there are many stupid users that will just "Press this to..." when asked, regardless how good the OS is in regards to security.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[2]: How to Get My Money Back/
by CapEnt on Tue 26th Jun 2012 11:52 in reply to "RE: How to Get My Money Back/"
CapEnt Member since:
2005-12-18

I think that he is being sarcastic. ;)

Reply Parent Score: 7

RE[2]: How to Get My Money Back/
by reez on Tue 26th Jun 2012 11:59 in reply to "RE: How to Get My Money Back/"
reez Member since:
2006-06-28

Even if they get a proper configured OS, there are many stupid users that will just "Press this to..." when asked, regardless how good the OS is in regards to security.

Fun fact: This isn't true for Windows and other updates. ;)

Edited 2012-06-26 11:59 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2

moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

"Even if they get a proper configured OS, there are many stupid users that will just "Press this to..." when asked, regardless how good the OS is in regards to security.

Fun fact: This isn't true for Windows and other updates. ;)
"

In what sense?

Since the NT early days, if you have a proper configured Windows NT system, it is as secure as UNIX (discounting possible not patched exploits).

If the user is running as administrator, or knows the administrator password, then it is as secure as his/her can make use of the respective brain.

Edited 2012-06-26 12:26 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 3

umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

"Even if they get a proper configured OS, there are many stupid users that will just "Press this to..." when asked, regardless how good the OS is in regards to security.

Fun fact: This isn't true for Windows and other updates. ;)
"

If you mean, they refuse to "click here to install updates", then you're probably correct. The worst part about windows updates is that they often require a reboot (even under windows 7!).

How is it that malware writers are able to build malware that can dig into the deepest parts of the OS immediately after a user clicks a button (or even without that), while Microsoft can't even live-update their own OS properly and requires a full reboot?

Reply Parent Score: 3