Thursday, April 26, 2012

Apple Macs are not foolproof

600,000 Macs were affected by a trojan virus. It was due to Java, but it is the same story for Windows too: an unpatched OS version that runs vulnerable versions of a program. The more popular any platfrom becomes, the more it will be attacked.

Like Windows, Macs need regular updates for the OS and its programs, antivirus, and other security precautions like a Limited account, etc.

The main reasons Macs are more stable are
1) due to all their restrictions and limitations (on drivers, programs, transfer e.g. in iPads you cannot see the files in a hard-drive other than through specific programs)
2) because it is uses a less popular platform.

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