Skip to comments.Apple's Unlikely Security Mentor: Microsoft
Posted on 08/12/2011 10:01:40 PM PDT by FromTheSidelines
"Apple has much to learn about securing an operating system, and it could learn how from Microsoft, Roger Grimes writes in the wake of further evidence that Macs are more vulnerable to attack than Windows machines. 'It's taken Microsoft 10 years to turn security from a weakness into a strength. Apple can use the lessons learned by Microsoft to manage a quick turnaround. Apple has already hired one of Microsoft's former security leaders, Window Snyder, and it has adopted a modified form of Microsoft's Security Development Lifecycle programming practices. Apple has the benefit of seeing how Microsoft fixed its past mistakes.'"
Yeah, just where is Swordmaste on this?
In the tank, bobbing for Apples as always.
This is why I welcome iOS 5.0, due next month in the final release for all iOS devices. That way, you only download the needed parts, so you don't tie up your 3G cellular or Wi-Fi connection.
Born to work for Microsoft? Or just a legal change of name to try to get a raise from Gates?
LOL! Actually, HER name is Mwende Window Snyder - the first and second names are from her Kenyan mother... She’s one smart lady!
This article was posted a little while ago, but it apears to have missed the ping lists.
If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.
The original article featured a "BlackHat" conference attendee's paper referencing some utilities he claimed were "less than secure" in "OSX Server utilities" with out revealing that these were UNIX utilities or that UNIX is the "gold standard" for security in networking and that OSX is one of the four certified and trademarked UNIX operating systems in the world.
His presentation was roundly criticized by the other participants in the BlackHat convention and his statistics DID NOT PROVE HIS CASE. In fact the data and statistics in the article itself DID NOT JUSTIFY THE HEADLINE, where it was revealed that Windows had 1,325 critical flaws in the previous 3 years, while Apple OSX had logged only 1,151. This was discussed on FreeRepublic in the original thread: Black Hat: Apple does well but Microsoft does better with enterprise security
Thanks Sword. Not trying to box you in or be combative/argumentative, but I really would like your take on this. TIA.
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