“Windows is more secure than you think, and Mac OS X is worse than you ever imagined. That is according to statistics published for the first time this week by Danish security firm Secunia,” Matthew Broersma reports for Techworld.
[MacDailyNews Take: Ouch… laughing too hard… sides splitting….]
“The stats, based on a database of security advisories for more than 3,500 products during 2003 and 2004 sheds light on the real security of enterprise applications and operating systems, according to the firm. Each product is broken down into pie charts demonstrating how many, what type and how significant security holes have been in each,” Broersma reports.
“One thing the hard figures have shown is that OS X’s reputation as a relatively secure operating system is unwarranted, Secunia said. This year and last year Secunia tallied 36 advisories on security issues with the software, many of them allowing attackers to remotely take over the system – comparable to figures on operating systems such as Windows XP Professional and Red Hat Enterprise Server,” Broersma reports. “‘Secunia is now displaying security statistics that will open many eyes, and for some it might be very disturbing news,’ said Secunia chief executive Niels Henrik Rasmussen. ‘The myth that Mac OS X is secure, for example, has been exposed.'”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Give us a break, Secunia. To paraphrase Jack Nicholson, “sell crazy someplace else, we’re all stocked up here.” These idiotic articles always seem to come from Techworld by way of Secunia – you do the math.
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Secunia issues ‘extremely critical’ vulnerability alert for Mac OS X – May 24, 2004
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