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Mac OS X version 10.7 is now live in the Mac App Store.

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Jack, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Jack

    Jack Administrator MalwareTips Staff

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    After a year of anticipation, Apple has finally let loose its biggest cat - Lion - in the Mac App Store.

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    Jack Administrator MalwareTips Staff

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    Nothing is perfect and everything can be 'hacked'...it's just a matter of popularity.... once the cyber criminals will turn their head towards OS X..... we will really see how secure this OS really is.
    I must admit that ASLR technique sounds very good and will give a run for their money to the cyber crooks.
     
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    Unix gives it a distinct advantage in security right off the bat, so the combination of it and ASLR gives Mac OSX a distinct advantage over most other Operating Systems, notably Windows, as far as security is concerned.
     
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    Only for now, but as people make it more popular it WILL be exploited. I fear that with Apple not having any real threats when they do get hit it will be very hard.

    I recall the guys at the college giving Micro$oft flack for using the Windows Moble interface for Windows 8. They didn't laugh or say anything when I said the same thing about Lion using the iOS interface. :rolleyes:

    I don't care who uses what idea so long as there is a way to turn it off. Honestly, I wish Apple would make the Apple OS general purpose like Windows so you can run it on custom built computers.
     
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    Looks like it's causing more problems for the early adopters using Lion, even some with clean installs.

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/23/mac-os-x-lion-whats-broken-or-working-for-you/
     
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    What Windows version are we talking about here? XP ? Fine. Granted. If we are going to talk about W7, then I really do not see it being inferior to any Unixy OS security wise or any other way... With the inclusion of ASLR, Mac OS X is finally up to par with other systems. Linux has had ASLR for a long time, Windows has it since Vista...
     
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    By the way, here's a piece of news :
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/26/mac_password_stealer/

    But, then again, any machine that can be accessed in a physical way has very low chance of not getting pwned.
     
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    Jack Administrator MalwareTips Staff

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    Security comes with a price.....And as the OS X market share will grow , Apple will be forced to add other security layers.
     
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    The Siberian Tiger is the largest cat, even larger than a Lion. So, Mac OSX Tiger was the biggest cat released by them...
     
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    according to the reviews and the piles of complaints about things that are now broken and more difficult, i can't stop thinking about the release of Vista.
    Is OS X Lion, apples vista?
     

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