Datamonitor: "Mac OS is just as vulnerable to malware as Windows"


Any operating system is vulnerable to a malicious program installed by the user. Mac OS X does its best to protect foolish actions by the user, by requiring permission to install applications (including malware), but if the user is bound and determined to install malware onto their machine, they'll install malware onto their machine. That is worlds apart from the "Windows experience" of malware that surreptitiously installs itself without user's permission and/or knowledge.

Those who try to equate Mac OS X with Windows in the area of security because of a laughable trojan cum worm (Leap) and an old proof-of-concept (Inqtana) that was patched over half a year ago are despicable, desperate, and/or weak-minded.
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Linked by shanmuga Monday, 20th February 2006 9:32PM