Why Security Pros Use Macs

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, May 13, 2007.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    Pitch forking mulch in Nova Scotia, Canada
    Good article, he made good points, and I enjoyed reading it.
  3. macrumors G4

    Oct 14, 2005
    The company I work for regularly has outside security consultants come in to evaluate our network and they almost always use Macs. It's cool to see, although it sucks when they don't clean up their .DS_Store files that they leave all over our SMB file servers.

    FWIW, Windows folks have been using VMWare for years to do what he's doing with Parallels...
  4. macrumors 68040


    Jan 7, 2004
    Purcellville, VA
    I'm not sure I'd want to do this for security testing. When the host and test boxes are running the same OS, there's too many opportunities for your test-malware to escape the petri dish.

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