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Re: mac trojan in-the-wild
From: Peter Besenbruch <prb () lava net>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 13:44:05 -1000

On Wednesday 31 October 2007 13:21:00 Gadi Evron wrote:
This means one thing: Apple's day has finally come and Apple users are
going to get hit hard. All those unpatched vulnerabilities from years past
are going to bite them in the behind.

I can sum it up in one sentence: OS X is the new Windows 98.

Windows 98 has no way to isolate administrative functions. Everyone has full 
access to all aspects of the operating system. I should know, I still use it 
for certain functions. Windows 98 may benefit from security by obscurity, but 
I would still hesitate to take it out onto the big, bad Internet.

The Mac OS is far better designed, but the option automatically to execute 
trusted file formats on download should never have been put there. Other 
things I wish Apple would do better: Have their security updates approach the 
speed achieved in many Linux distributions. Share a bit more, heck, have them 
share anything at all when it comes serious, reported vulnerabilities. 
Finally, from a security perspective, they should banish Quicktime.

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