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macgig
09-09-2017, 12:00 PM
I've used Macs a long time. 26 years maybe. I'm taking these cyber security courses (4 of them on udemy.com by cyber security expert Nathan House) I'm learning new things. I'm learning the mac is not 100% secure like I assumed it was. it can be hacked. you may see this more as the mac gets more popular. the screen shot is all four courses if you want to check them out. I paid $10 each, money well spent. loaded with useful information.

here is the course if you want to take it. was just $10 bucks for new students. https://www.udemy.com/the-complete-internet-security-privacy-course-volume-1/ (https://www.udemy.com/the-complete-internet-security-privacy-course-volume-1/)


some links I wanted to share from the 4 courses. just a few. I found them to be interesting and useful.

https://www.cvedetails.com/top-50-products.php

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

https://www.eff.org/who-has-your-back-government-data-requests-2015


Just wanted to share. not trying to scare anyone but just make mac users aware. the internet can be a dangerous place even for Mac users. If you already know this stuff then just ignore my post. :)

MacInWin
09-11-2017, 06:05 PM
I don't know that anybody who knows computers at all has claimed that the Mac is 100% secure. Nothing is. (Except for one computer I heard about that the CIA ran. It had double-filtered power supplies, one console, no printer and was in a building that no one was allowed to take anything into or out of. You went in, made the inquiry, memorized the result and walked out. Armed guards to enforce the nothing in/out policy. Might have been a folk tale, but sounds about right for the times.)

That being said, the base for macOS is a variant of Unix, which can be made more inherently secure than Windows. Not 100%, but pretty tight. And Apple has taken steps to close the known holes in the security curtain. Unknown holes? Sure, probably, but right now they remain unknown and/or un-abused.