ZDNet Australia’s Munir Kotadia is on a mission. His goal: to imply that Mac OS X has security flaws, ostensibly just like Windows, by ferreting out and quoting the most obscure security companies and spokespeople he can find. This time, Kotadia writes, “OS X contains unpatched security flaws of a type that were fixed on alternative operating systems more than a decade ago, according to a security researcher credited with finding numerous bugs in Apple’s increasingly popular platform.”
Blah. Blah. And blah.
Last time we visited Munir’s quixotic quest to provide a virtual handhold for Windows proponents on the vertical ice sheet that is Mac OS X vs. Windows security, he told us Mac OS X users of the “potential of attack” from a “destructive piece of malware” last September. Apparently, the threat was so dire that nothing happened to users of Mac OS X. As usual.
If you’re interested in reading all about Munir’s latest ginned up Mac OS X security “threat,” that will once again amount to nothing, please click: Kotadia’s latest pile of FUD.
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