Saturday, February 3

OSX, Vista, and Bill Gates

So, here I am, rocking my baby to sleep, and I read some thing that Bill Gates said about Vista vs. Mac security, and how people are breaking into OSX every day....

Here’s what the guy said.

"Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine."
Alrighty.. Surely he was referring to the Month of Apple Bugs, which, granted, had some hacks in it. Now, as any Mac zealot would (me), I said, wtf BILL! You have thrown the Gauntlet. Then I thought about it.

Was it irresponsible for him to say that? To say, bring it on? Endanger my customers, I dare you? Um.. Yup. But is Vista really that much more secure than OSX? Time will tell. Wait until the attacks and the vuln researchers get their fingers on it and autopsy the thing.

Then I read this blog. Which, on Slashdot I would have marked “Insightful”. This page is great. He explains, why, right now, Vista IS more secure than OSX. (yes, I said it). Too bad it took MSFT 5 years and billions of dollars to get it there. As a security professional, which one will I stick with? OSX.

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