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Windows 7: Apple the new world leader in software insecurity

23 Jul 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Apple the new world leader in software insecurity

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Apple has displaced Oracle as the company with the most security vulnerabilities in its software, according to security company Secunia. Over the first half of 2010, Apple had more reported flaws than any other vendor. Microsoft retains its third-place spot. Secunia has tracked security vulnerabilities and issues advisories since 2002, producing periodic reports on the state of software. Together, the top ten vendors account for some 38% of all flaws reported.

Though this does not necessarily mean that Apple's software is the most insecure in practice—the report takes no consideration of the severity of the flaws—it points at a growing trend in the world of security flaws: the role of third-party software. Many of Apple's flaws are not in its operating system, Mac OS X, but rather in software like Safari, QuickTime, and iTunes. Vendors like Adobe (with Flash and Adobe Reader) and Oracle (with Java) are similarly responsible for many of the flaws being reported.
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Apple the new world leader in software insecurity
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23 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Everyone (except for Mac fanatics) already knows this.

I have a friend on Facebook that is so proud of her iMac. Recently she asked how she can burn a DVD on it though. So user friendly, eh? I told her that if she had Windows 7 she can just drag and drop a file to the DVD, simple and easy. She said that she loved her Mac though. I suggested putting Windows 7 on it. Her response was that she didn't want to get a virus because the guy at Best Buy told her that Macs are safer.

Why does anyone think that Best Buy employees give sound advice? They are there to sell product, nothing more.
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23 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Man, I was hoping it was in the OS. A cousin of mine married a Mac fanboy and this would have been something to get him with. Still, the report is interesting to read. So much for all the people that claim Mac is 100% secure from malware.
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23 Jul 2010   #4

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

I've gotta show this to my Mac-fanboy friend...
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23 Jul 2010   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Tried to get a job at Best Buy once. I was over qualified. I knew the actual differences between an External and Internal Hard Drive.
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24 Jul 2010   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattRainier View Post
I've gotta show this to my Mac-fanboy friend...
Something else for your friend.

Where it all started............

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Elk Cloner is one of the first known microcomputer viruses that spread "in the wild," i.e., outside the computer system or lab in which it was written.[citation needed] It was written around 1982 by a 15-year-old high school student named Rich Skrenta for Apple II systems....
Jon
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24 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Tried to get a job at Best Buy once. I was over qualified. I knew the actual differences between an External and Internal Hard Drive.
I tried to get a job once at PC world here in the uk about 6 years ago too and was told the same thing, it then emerged the main thing I was to do if I got the job was to push the extended warranties


Steve
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24 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey, if you are going to do something....might as well do it well.
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