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Re: Developers Struggle to Defend Macs From 'Zero Day' Attacks
Posted by: Gene J. Koprowski 2006-05-10 05:23:59
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Mac users are facing an onslaught of security threats -- and reacting to the malware is no longer considered a good strategy. Taking proactive measures against phishers, spyware, ID thieves and other Web threats, like downloadable rootkits which infest operating systems, is the new norm. During a conference call with reporters, experts affiliated with the SANS Institute indicated that there has in recent weeks been a "surge" in attacks on the Apple OS X platform.


And ROOT KITS? On Mac OS X??
Posted by: Macaholic 2006-05-10 09:58:49 In reply to: Gene J. Koprowski
Not going to happen without an admin password on OS X. Sorry!
Next thing you know, these "experts" will warn that Mac security is compromised due to Apple using Intel processors -- as has already been spun out there on the web. I'll just beat the punch by saying that it's the OS and not the hardware that determines the sturdiness off a computer's security.
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