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http://www.techworld.com/security/ne...fm?NewsID=1798
OS X rules.
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Then shouldn't the title of this thread be "XP Security < X Security", or "X Security > XP Security". The "</>" symbols should always have the vertex point at the lesser of the two. The two vertices always face the greater.


But of course, now that I've actually read the article, I can see that apparently XP is MORE secure than OS X. That is some frightening news, my friend...So why did you finish up by saying "OS X rules"? Sarcasm? After all, this article is insulting OS X and saying that in a particular factor, it's inferior to XP.

Pretty disturbing, if you ask me....
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"Windows is more secure than you think, and Mac OS X is worse than you ever imagined."

XP Security > X Security is right.

Now that I read your edit... yeah, because I know everyone is going to be "ohz it dont mattr, os x rulz" so I thought I would be sarcastic.
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Still, even though OS X had the highest percentage of extremely critical vulnerabilities, it still had the lowest number of actual advisories between 2003 and 2004, 10 less than XP.
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Is this actually true? Xp is MORE secure the OS X???? I just bought a Dual 2 G5....please tell me OS X is more secure...I didn't just spend 5k for something that looks pretty....Did I?
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No one has taken advantage of these holes yet... but when an exploit is created, you'll know about it and you will be able to protect yourself against it somehow. Then a week or so later, a fix may come out.
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No one has taken advantage of these holes yet... but when an exploit is created, you'll know about it and you will be able to protect yourself against it somehow. Then a week or so later, a fix may come out.

So, you are saying that Windows has a superior security system to the Mac, but the Mac's just hasn't been exploited....Yeah...I'd say I'm starting to get worried.....I paid a premium price for an inferior system...Wow...I feel great :mad:
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The entire article is nothing worth worrying about. They are using their own arbitrary criteria for determining what a critical issue is. Also, Windows issues and OS X issues are very different. Windows doesn't have the same security methods so comparing would be hard.

The reality is, OS X is MUCH more secure in the real world. Of all the updates posted since OS X came out, only ONE was considered critical by Apple. Over 1/2 of Microsoft's updates were labled critical.

I have administered all three (Windows/Linux/OS X) types of servers and the Windows servers take much more work to keep running. My Linux server requires an occasional bit of maintenance and the OS X has never required anything more than the occasional Update from Apple. It just keeps running.

Enjoy your Macs. They are far superior to PCs when it comes to viruses, spyware and crashing. Linux is comparable to OS X but OS X has a far superior GUI.

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I wouldn't get too worked up over it applejustworks. There is no such thing as a 100% secure system and there never will be, everything has holes. OSX still has a major advantage over XP when it comes to viruses, worms, trojans, scripts, spyware, etc etc. I'd be more concerned about the money you spent on hardware than the operating system. If you wanted a secure OS and a powerful machine you could've bought an imac for using OS X and built a pc that would outperform the g5 and still have $1,500-2,000 left over easily.
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Simple, to be correct just replace the idiot article with GLJones post. Done
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No Jones, no. It's nothing to worry about yet, but when there are exploits for these holes, then we will have to worry.
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if you guys have carefuly read the articles by secunia you would notice that they do not specify which os X they tested. I think they are trying to mess with our minds.
at some point (on one if the linked pages) they describe vulnerability of 10.2 jaguar.
panther was never speaked of, as if it does not exist. as for windows Xp, they refer to the latest release. once again, they are avoiding to specify the Mac os X version and alway refer to it as X. I think this whole thing is froud and it wery well colides with resent XP "security bust up" bill gates was speaking of at the begining of the year.
has anyone heard of https secure server based on windows technology? NO, most of them are UNIX systems, it speaks for itself, doesnt it?
of course there are holes in X, but the data given by secunia is not an objective evaluation of OS X security
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There is a way to make sure your system is secure. Just don't take it out the box and don't turn it on. :p You can not be more secure than that, unless someone steals the box.

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thanks for all the support guys! d4rr3n, I didn't do that for several reasons:

1. What are you basing your comment on: "..built a pc that could outperform the g5"?
2. Even If I did believe there was a faster home built machine (I'm assuming you're calling the g5 slower when it has 1 GB Ram..Show me a home built PC with 8GBs of ram, and then tell me the PCs faster...lol) I wouldn't want to go super fast, and then crash every 10 minutes...I bought a Mac to escape from Doz...Doz is a living, or should I say not living, nightmare...
3. I Love the design and architecture of the G5....The G5 was designed well, which is why it is so clean inside, and everything looks like it meant to go there. PC's are cramped.. If you try hard enough, you CAN fit everything inside a PC, it's just I'd rather have a machine that is designed for everything to have a place, more than a machine where I should "squeeze" everything in...
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That worthless article is a waste of a website, and spent more worthless text babbling about Linux, troll - o - matic pest!
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