Mac users ‘still lax on security’ – news.bbc.co.uk – The BBC is right for once, this is very informative article about the true level of security on Macs.
Kevin Finisterre caused ripples in the Mac community when he started a website in January revealing a different bug in Apple systems each day of the month.
While some observers dismissed the survey, Apple recently issued a patch to plug holes outlined by Finisterre.
Many of the problems highlighted by Finisterre are security holes in applications, which are not related to viruses.
Finisterre said: “Try calling any Apple store and ask any sales rep what you would do with regard to security, ask if there is anything you should have to worry about?
“They will happily reinforce the feeling of ‘Security on a Mac? What? Me worry?’.”
He said that Apple had in the past not been open to dialogue about security matters, but things were changing for the better.
It’s good to see that Apple is finally addressing its security issues, following the example set by Microsoft ( ;) ) in this regard, with an increased focus in offering a more secure computing experience. Now if only the Police agencies around the world would start to hunt down spammers, I would be a happier person.