Mac OS X Most Secure Online Server says independnt tester...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by jholzner, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. virividox macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    i hope this doesnt give ppl ideas to try to crack it
  2. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2002
    The inner depths of madness, aka Kent, OH
    the tester just found out what we all already know anyway! :D ;)
  3. geerlingguy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2003
    St. Louis, USA
    Yep. I wish very much that the company I work for used Xserves!!! :(
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Re: Mac OS X Most Secure Online Server says independnt tester...

    This isn't meant to rain on the parade, since I really do think Apple have done some decent work with OS X security and their record looks pretty darned good so far, but the numbers in that article don't really tell anything useful.

    The study is looking at raw numbers of server attacks, but (at least going by the blurb in the article) isn't looking at the numbers of deployed servers for each operating system. There are probably still more Macs out there than machines running Linux, but how many of those Macs are being used as servers? How many of those Linux machines are used as clients?

    I do hope that others put together reports along the same lines, since I suspect that OS X would come out looking pretty nice with a properly done survey.

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