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Apple Brags OS X Snow Leopard is More Secure, Security Firms Say Otherwise
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 12:11

Are security firms' Snow Leopard gripes legitimate or just sour grapes? The answer may be be that they are a bit of both.

Jason Mick (Blog) - September 1, 2009 7:19 AM

    Just as attacks against Macs were beginning in earnest, and security software makers were ready to step into this new market and begin selling customers security suites, Apple dropped a bomb on the security software vendors -- OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" comes with built-in malware detection for a few Mac-specific viruses.

Apple, which has long lambasted Windows PCs as dangerously insecure in its advertisements, brags that its new OS offers unmatched protection against malware and cyber-attacks.  It points to hardware-based execution control for heap memory, stronger checksums for preventing memory corruption attacks, and built in antivirus protection -- dubbed XProtect -- as strong improvements in its OS design.   [Daily Tech...]    [Comments...]
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