And your proof? None.Article said:But a careful look at the last six months or so indicates that in terms of actual security problems there's not much of a difference between the platforms.
No read here to see about Tiger's security enhancements:http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/security/Article said:Read more here about security issues in Apple's new operating system, Tiger.
WHAT?! Unix is just as vulnerable as poorly coded Windows to security problems?! WHAT?!Article said:The barriers to entry for Mac malware are much higher, both in terms of writing it and getting it to spread. This isn't because the Mac operating system is more secure, but because there are so many fewer Macs, and fewer qualified developers.
I agree completely.B-52 Macer said:FUD!
Hmmmm, so what he's saying is that the UNIX base does nothing to help the security of the computer? Moreover, that the systems (OS X and XP) were written the same and that's the reason for their equal security?The barriers to entry for Mac malware are much higher, both in terms of writing it and getting it to spread. This isn't because the Mac operating system is more secure, but because there are so many fewer Macs, and fewer qualified developers.
If I had to take a guess, I'd say that virus writers use Linux. 1) Why would someone write a virus for their own system? 2) There are a large amount of people unhappy with MS and I have no doubt that some have taken it out on MS's OS. 3) In reference to the previous quote, wouldn't a Linux programmer know a thing or two about UNIX that would give them an edge over Mac OS X.Let us presume that malware writers are, like most PC programmers, familiar with Windows programming but unfamiliar with Mac programming.
And here's proof (something this article's journalist might wanna try some time):GodBless said:It seemed like just after the cnet articles were getting better the eweek articles were getting worse for Mac OS X.
You nailed it. Microsoft invented the Astroturf technique in the 90's and they've been buying 'journalists' for the last decade. The really sad thing is the number of pathetic losers that think they're clever pundits while they regurgitate the FUD they've been feed by Microsoft's minions, and they aren't even on Microsoft's payroll.daveL said:Is it just me or does the latest batch of "OS X Security Problems" smell at bit like Billy Boy opening his wallet to buy some bad press for Apple?
It's a reference to recent press concerning Tiger Widgets being auto-installed; it's fixed in 10.4.1, which will probably be out next week.Mav451 said:Lol inevitable FF spy/malware? Where is it? I will soon be using FF for 2 full years, and I don't think that all of a sudden IE-like vulnerabilities will be opening up.
"One day in the distant, your car will break down. Yes, even a Honda." - author of eWeek article.
He thinks [Man...I'm such a good journalist. I can tell the future.]