Featured Articles

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel has revealed an update to its CPU roadmap and some things have changed in 2015 and beyond. Let’s start with the…

More...
Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 10:39

Apple is ten years behind Microsoft

Written by Nick Farrell



Kaspersky says Jobs' Mob needs to learn about security


Kaspersky Lab founder Eugene Kaspersky has claimed that Apple is nearly ten years behind Microsoft when it comes to dealing with security threats.

Talking to Info Security 2012, Kaspersky said that Jobs' Mob will have to acknowledge that it is not more secure than other operating systems and need to change its approach to security. He said that Apple is in the same position that Microsoft was in nearly a decade ago, arrogantly ignoring the security threat.

Kaspersky said that from a security point of view there is no big difference between Mac and Windows. It's always been possible to develop Mac malware. His view though has been dismissed by Mikko Hypponen, chief security officer of Finnish anti-virus firm F-Secure who claimed that comparing Apple and Microsoft is like comparing apples and oranges.

He said that Apple might have some sort of an attitude problem, which shows in their slow patch cycles and so on.  Its hard to critique them with all they've done with OS X: app sandboxing, memory randomization, non-executable memory support, and the glorious App Store model.

Hell, if that is the attitude of F-Secure to security I am taking that sucker off my laptop right now.  Anyone who thinks that no security and deliberately delayed updates is what you should expect from a company clearly could not provide a security product I would want on my machine.

More here.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments