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Apr122009

Macs were secure than Windows, now the tables turned

Macs were more secure than Windows machines, but the tables have turned. The latest versions of OS X are “inherently less secure than the latest versions of Windows.” A few years ago, OS X had an edge in security, thanks to a Unix foundation that meant some serious sorts of malware (but not all) could be blocked by a request to enter a password before installation. However, current vulnerabilities and attack methods mean that effectively “all the Unix protections can be circumvented,” says Rich Mogull, the Mac security expert.

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