McAfee: Apple No Longer Flying under the Security Radar
Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:47 AM
I am very tired of the "Mac market share is too small to attack argument." Apple and Mac users have been SO arrogant about the Mac security, I can't believe someone hasn't hacked it just to shut people up.
This post has been edited by danmusician: 28 December 2010 - 10:48 AM
Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:50 AM
It's certainly true that Mac OS X is not impervious to attacks. It's disingenuous to focus on the ignorant minority claiming otherwise while ignoring the fundamental question of ROI for attacking Macs in comparison to other platforms or devices which are easier and/or more rewarding to compromise.
Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:52 AM
Posted 28 December 2010 - 11:02 AM
Yeah right, McAfee. You need to make money, I get it.
What I'd like to see is an article one year from now, evaluating the bittersweet quality or not of 2011. Think we'll see that?
Posted 28 December 2010 - 11:18 AM
I'd suggest that Macworld could save a lot of money by having someone write a script to generate this story automatically based on the annual press release put out by the antivirus companies.
Posted 28 December 2010 - 11:21 AM
Good grief Charlie Brown, such BS. Show me one instance of where & how one iOS device can easily transfer program code to another. The ONLY way to get code in it is to jailbreak your phone (and then all bets are off) or get it through the App Store. A third way, direct from your IT department is also available, and maybe this is where they think the malware will come from?
But I get the message from McAfee... I need to buy their product so they can make more money.
Posted 28 December 2010 - 11:37 AM
You know, from one threat to two...
Though it's probably worth mentioning that the threats that have had any modicum of success were those that tricked a user into doing something stupid. I suppose those threats are always becoming more sophisticated so hopefully users will become more sophisticated.