Mac users may meet Windows threats


Users installing Windows XP on Intel-based Macs face some special security issues, a security expert has said.

By applying Apple's just-released Boot Camp, Mac owners can now create a dual-boot system that runs either Mac OS X or Windows XP. It's the latter that worries Ken Dunham, the director of the rapid response team at security intelligence firm iDefense.

"When a Mac is booted into Windows, it can be attacked by the same exploits that threaten any Windows PC," said Dunham. "If you're running an unpatched version of Windows XP on any box, it'll be hacked pretty quickly." Mac users may meet Windows threats - Security - www.itnews.com.au

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