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Security experts: Mac security weaker than Windows 7

Posted on Saturday, September 19 2009 @ 18:46:28 CEST by


DailyTech reports security experts believe Apple's new Mac OS X "Snow Leopard" is less secure than Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7.
Still, security experts aren't so hot on Snow Leopard, criticizing the operating system's default firewall setting of "off", its lack of fully automatic updates, and weak anti-phishing efforts for Safari. They also weren't impressed that Apple shipped with a vulnerable version of Flash, which downgrade users from the safer current version.

Now one prominent Mac hacker has pointed out a significant difference that makes Snow Leopard less secure than the upcoming Microsoft OS, Windows 7.



 



 

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