Is Apple 10 years behind Microsoft on security?
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- First, one comment for people who want to communicate clearly, or at least from a place of knowledge...
MAC != Mac
MAC - Media Access Control address (or expensive makeup)
Mac - short for Macintosh
I worked at Apple for about 10 years, and they do take security seriously, even then. Many things have been done in the OS at all levels to make it "inherently" more secure than Windows of 10 years ago, but it's not perfect.
But Apple does need to continue to make this a priority and react/communicate faster, but that's a much easier task than dealing with ActiveX/.Net derived exploits. :-).Apr 25, 2012
- Nac MAC FEEEGLLLEEE!!!!!Apr 26, 2012
- You don't believe in security, okay then give me your credit card number...or explain that post a bit better please, LOL.Apr 26, 2012
- Growing sales, growing risk.Apr 26, 2012
- hummmm ..... it´s interesting ... Mac's growing in number and those "security" software companies are beginning to scare people .... Aren´t they smeling easy money? I say do not buy illegal software and be smart surfing the web and you will be fine!Apr 26, 2012
- I would say that the biggest problem right now for the Mac is Apple's slow response to issue OS Security Patches, or Java ones when these kind of threats arise. Don't get me wrong Mac OS X is a good operating system and I use it everyday in my College laptop, but Apple's slow response in both the MacDefender and Flashback debacle raise the question on how effective Apple will respond to future security threats. I feel that if this debacle would have happened in Windows it would have had a smaller spread rate since the Java applet in IE asks the user first to run it; in contrast, Java applets in Mac OS X 10.6 (and 10.7 before the Java 2012-003 Update) run in Safari without any user input.Apr 26, 2012