Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Mac Security

Adriel Desautels, Netragard's CTO was interviewed by ZDNET with regards to his opinion on the security of Apple OSX. Click here to read the interview.


  1. Great job Adriel , great to see Mac exposed.

  2. I disagree with the whole theory of market share. The security models between MS and Apple are two completely different beasts and while exploits are handily available for both platforms, OS X has a better base security model. Don't get me wrong, I think everything is vulnerable, but it's what the company does to try to mitigate security issues in design that counts, as well as just good ol common kickass coding practices!

  3. jxt, I agree that OS X has a much better security model, after all it is based on FreeBSD which is rock solid. But... the software packages that run on top of OS X haven't had as much exposure to the hacking community as MS software has. It is for that very reason that I think that OS X will have more low hanging fruit and a higher number of vulnerabilities. Once those vulnerabilities are found and resolved I think that the story will be much different.

    IMHO, OS X is a much better system.

    (did that make sense?)