July 5, 2001

Apple's OS X: Magnet for hackers?

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes, "In the past, Apple Computer evangelists have touted the company's signature Macintosh operating system (OS) for, among other things, its relative invulnerability to hackers and cyber-terrorists. Unlike users of Microsoft's ubiquitous Windows or even open-source Linux, Macintosh users have been spared the Melissa or I Love You viruses as well as denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and Web page defacements. But the newest Apple operating system release has Mac users on the lookout for the same types of threats. A review of defacement archive Web site alldas.de reveals that Web site attacks are almost exclusively launched at computers using Windows or UNIX." More at osOpinion.


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