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Researchers: Macs are less secure than Windows PCs

Apr 17, 2009, 22:32 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Preston Gralla)

"Symantec notes, in its description of the Trojan, that the threat of being infected by this malware is low. Still the mere fact of its existence, and a botnet run by it, shows that the claims of Mac folks that Macs are invulnerable to attack, are simply false.

"If that news wasn't bad enough for Mac fans, the New York Times reports that security researcher Dino A. Dai Zovi claims that Macs are less secure than either Windows or Linux machines.

"It's no idle claim; Dai Zovi won the Pwn2Own hacking contest in 2007, and is author of the Mac Hacker's handbook."

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