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Kaspersky Labs: Apple security a decade behind Microsoft

Posted on Thursday, April 26 2012 @ 15:46:18 CEST by

Kaspersky Labs blasted Apple for its approach to security. While discussing the differences in security between Windows and Mac OS X at Info Security 2012, the security firm's co-founder Eugene Kaspersky told the audience that Apple is at least 10 years behind Mcirosft when it comes to security.
"Apple is now entering the same world as Microsoft has been in for more than 10 years: updates, security patches and so on," said Kaspersky. "We now expect to see more and more because cyber criminals learn from success and this was the first successful one.

"They will understand very soon that they have the same problems Microsoft had ten or 12 years ago. They will have to make changes in terms of the cycle of updates and so on and will be forced to invest more into their security audits for the software. That's what Microsoft did in the past after so many incidents like Blaster and the more complicated worms that infected millions of computers in a short time. They had to do a lot of work to check the code to find mistakes and vulnerabilities. Now it's time for Apple [to do that]."
Source: DailyTech


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Re: Kaspersky Labs: Apple security a decade behind Microsoft
by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 01 2012 @ 14:25:28 CEST
This damages Kaspersky's credibility. What they are ignoring is the base software of OSX makes it more difficult to write malware for it. What they also ignore is many Mac owners have lived in a dream world where they think they are immune so don;t use the available protection.

My first virus on a Mac was in 1989. It cause a slowdown but wasn't really damaging. I have always used the best protection I could find on both Macs and Windows ( I have always used both). On my Macs, I have Sophos and on the Windows systems I have AVG. On both, I use firewalls, too.

I get about a warning a week on the Windows boxes and about one every couple of months on the Macs. Never an infection on either.

To think that any system, OSX, Windows, or Linux is safe is to be "on the river" (Denial)

Re: Kaspersky Labs: Apple security a decade behind Microsoft
by Anonymous on Thursday, April 26 2012 @ 15:47:07 CEST
Nonsense, Macs don't get infected. You're just holding it wrong ;)


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