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Winning Pwn2Own Hacker: Macs Are Safer Than PCs

Well, its nice to see the that the winner has common sense on his side.
I've grabbed various bits of this from Gizmodo, whom got it from Tom's Hardware.

"I'd say that Macs are less secure for the reasons we've discussed here (lack of anti-exploitation technologies) but are more safe because there simply isn't much malware out there. For now, I'd still recommend Macs for typical users as the odds of something targeting them are so low that they might go years without seeing any malware, even though if an attacker cared to target them it would be easier for them."

Be sure to read the Article before you start flaming.

It mirrors what me and goodhart were saying before,

A computers security is based entirely on the user.
I used windows for over 2 years, with no anti-virus, no anti-spyware. Just a good firewall, and my common sense.
My first rule of computing common sense is, only download pictures, music, and movies.

If your going to get some illegal software get it from someone else whom has used the install files, and knows they work!

Also, do not trust ll.13 when he links to your a serial website without informing you that most of them are Trojans.

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Goodhart8 years ago
And then, there are those that think THIS way :-)
gmjhowe (author)  Goodhart8 years ago
Well, its a very well written article. I agree with his statements about all three OS versions. But he fails to even touch upon the criteria for people like me, those whom are happy using all 3 OS's. The fact that the guy only sees Mac as loads of fancy trimming just proves he either lacks the knowledge, or just didn't gel with the interface. My working day only works because of all three OS's, it would fail if one was to be removed.
Yeah, I am still trying to find the time to learn Linux" not that it'll take a LOT of time, I just need some extra time....
gmjhowe (author)  Goodhart8 years ago
"Don't find the time, Make the time." - gmjhowe 16/3/2009
I can make a lot of things, but time is not one of them.....sadly.
gmjhowe (author)  Goodhart8 years ago
Haha, well, its a case of prioritising what you want/need to do.
Most everything I do has priority, sadly. I still have to do my local tax forms because they were a little lower in the list ;-)
OR...just run a nice pc with linux, and get the same result - almost 0 malware.
gmjhowe (author)  Lithium Rain8 years ago
Thats still protection through obscurity as stated elsewhere! Luckly your clever enough to know what your doing on the nets.
Actually, the linux OS is built differently. So, as of now, it may be obscurity, but it may also be the way it's built.
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