How secure is Leopard vs. Snow Leopard?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stanw, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    With Firewall and Stealth options set in Leopard, how secure is surfing the web with Leopard vs. Snow Leopard or Lion?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    For day-to-day use, all are quite secure. Lion is obviously most secure, but as long as you exercise reasonable common sense, you shouldn't have any problems with any of the 3 versions of Mac OS X.

    Make sure your firewall is enabled.
    In Safari Preferences, make sure "Enable Java" is unchecked.
    In Safari Preferences, make sure "Open "safe" files after downloading" is unchecked.
    Make sure you exercise care in where you get software you install.
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    If they are both using the same up to date web browser and the same up to date plugins, Snow Leopard is slightly more secure.
  4. stanw thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    I just tried updating Safari, I'm on 3.0.4 and there does not seem to be an option in the Menu to do this.

    I tried doing the Software Update under the Apple icon, though no updates showed up.


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