Hey boss news flashSomeone commented that mac security is pathetic. I play your game. That is why Windows micro **** soft automatically comes with 65535 open ports. It also comes with an open access file system. Where osx comes with all ports stealth or closed and a file system that has the folowing security. No access to files. Three sets of access rights to each file and directory. System read, write, execute flag. admin read, write, execute flag, and everyone read write execute flag. But we are still 10 years behind. Behind what. You having no access so holes are irrelevant? for you need access rights to even sneeze. Nice. I love how anyone can hack a mac if they are physically sitting by it. Good luck with borrowing my lap top. By the way i close my lap top and you need a password to re enter my os. Good luck with hacking after you stole it. You got about one hour before i remotely wipe it. Also the password to hack will take you a couple of hundred years since it is a phrase in random order. You need to jump into a black hole to make time last you longer. Or shell I say to buy your self time.
In your zeal to defend your bearded idol, you must have neglected to read the last paragraph of the article. The part which said that 600,000 machines were infected with a recent malware attack. So its not really FUD to address the apparent lack of security, and the definite lack of response from Apple, when one of the biggest Apple infections to date (from what I know) has just occurred.With the locked down AppStore becoming the primary provider for applications and numerous other security features in OS X that XP simply does not have it really does make it sound like FUD to sell to the Mac crowd.
Wow, I really never looked at this whole people's perception thing in regards to Apple computers. I guess it does make pretty much close to perfect sense for Apple to want the public to think in these terms. And I could see if the public joined the census that Apple had created, that it would go good for Apple computer sale's. Well, this perception thing is something that I might have to integrate into my thinking, especially when dealing with clients, who might want to turn into Apple "fanboy's" and 'fangirl's" all on the notion that Apple systems can't get virus's and are 100% virus free.Apple knows that its marketing strategy depends on the public's PERCEPTION that Apple computers cannot get any kind of virus.
I won't dig *too* deeply into what you said, but the reality is there is *one* "news" item here: some suit at Kaspersky says Macs are 10 years behind in terms of security.Got to love TechSpot's now constant, though "unintentional" paraphrasing of titles.
Yep sure Apple didn't release a fix for it fast enough and they didn't get number of infected machines to less than 30k in a week, I didn't see that covered Shawn!If you haven?t been keeping up, a Mac malware known as Flashback infected more than 600,000 machines worldwide earlier this month with 56 percent of the infections in the US. Apple was criticized by many for not releasing a fix and removal tool fast enough as several security firms, Kaspersky included, released fixes ahead of Apple?s official patch.