It's time for the FTC to investigate Mac security

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by ronjor, May 26, 2009.

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  1. ronjor

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  2. Eice

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    Anyone who bothers to keep themselves up-to-date on the intricacies of the malware field invariably find out how amazingly resourceful and ingenious the bad guys can be.

    For years Apple and Linux have had a field day lambasting Microsoft for the security of its software, and theorycrafting about how much more secure they are. But at the end of the day, for all their talk, they've never had to face being in the crosshairs of the malware industry. With its 10% market share, it looks like Apple, for one, is now going to pull a Firefox and find out a few ugly truths the hard way.
     
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    Holy Cripoly Batman! That's vulnerabilities times five.
     
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    I've argued this for a long time. Less users, less macs, less viruses.

    But I will give Apple credit, their operating system already has most, or if not all of the software a user needs. Better (by default): media and multimedia software etc for example. A user can create slideshow DVDs with sound, produce hard-copy books filled with photographs, use slick picture viewers that Windows users would pay for.

    The Windows user loads up their PC and thinks, this sucks, and proceeds to download all sorts of questionable software. From the word go, downloading additional unknown software, they're already 10 steps behind security.
     
  5. m00nbl00d

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    I wonder how long it will take for the European Commission to charge on Apple. :D

    And, one way or another, you pay for all that (One way, is the excessive price of their computers.). Apple doesn't give those software applications for free. Now, does it?
     
  6. Saraceno

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    MB, true. You pay through the nose for Apple.

    The quality is still exceptional, well from the systems I see around the several grand mark. Could you get a much better PC for the price, faster, more powerful, better graphics, for sure! For probably half.

    But still, those customers pay that massive outlay, and are just happy with everything that's already loaded. That's why they rarely have problems or compatibility issues.

    Regarding malware, as the student laptop market continues to really take-off, we'll see what malware lies in-store for Apple in the near future.
     
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