Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
An Apple Fanboi Writing Malware For Mac OSX
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
8/19/2015 | 12:51:53 PM
Re: Apple vs Windows
It depends on what your prefer. Yes, in the laptop realm macs will tend to be more expensive but it depends on what you are going for. Windows is the software while Apple is responsible for both the hardware and software even though their hardware is from other 3rd parties. Hence, why many different companies sell windows computers. I go back and forth. I prefer Apple for the aesthetic hardware. But prefer Windows for the OS....Hence why bootcamp is perfect for me...Running Windows OS on Apple hardware. Apples to apples, you are right computers with Windows tend to be less costly but it all comes down to the manufacturing company. For example look at Alienware. Their windows PC's are expensive as well and could defintely compare with Apple pricing.
saiopen
50%
50%
saiopen,
User Rank: Apprentice
8/19/2015 | 4:30:05 AM
Re: Apple vs Windows
i prefer windows as its good in cost
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
8/18/2015 | 2:30:09 PM
Apple vs Windows
A very good analogy that I've heard used between Mac and Windows in terms of being exploitable and their security posture is that Mac is an unlocked barn in the middle of nowhere, less of a target and therefore less precaution is taken to secure. While Windows is in a high crime, city-esque populated area. All the windows and doors are locked and barred but it is constantly trying to be exploited and therefore new means and methods are being devised to do so. As the video states, it very heavily has to do with size of target. However, this does not mean that mac should be lax in any way shape or form.


COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 9/21/2020
Hacking Yourself: Marie Moe and Pacemaker Security
Gary McGraw Ph.D., Co-founder Berryville Institute of Machine Learning,  9/21/2020
Startup Aims to Map and Track All the IT and Security Things
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  9/22/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Special Report: Computing's New Normal
This special report examines how IT security organizations have adapted to the "new normal" of computing and what the long-term effects will be. Read it and get a unique set of perspectives on issues ranging from new threats & vulnerabilities as a result of remote working to how enterprise security strategy will be affected long term.
Flash Poll
How IT Security Organizations are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
How IT Security Organizations are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
The COVID-19 pandemic turned the world -- and enterprise computing -- on end. Here's a look at how cybersecurity teams are retrenching their defense strategies, rebuilding their teams, and selecting new technologies to stop the oncoming rise of online attacks.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-15394
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-25
The REST API in Zoho ManageEngine Applications Manager before build 14740 allows an unauthenticated SQL Injection via a crafted request, leading to Remote Code Execution.
CVE-2020-15521
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-25
Zoho ManageEngine Applications Manager before 14 build 14730 has no protection against jsp/header.jsp Cross-site Scripting (XSS) .
CVE-2020-26103
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-25
In cPanel before 88.0.3, an insecure site password is used for Mailman on a templated VM (SEC-551).
CVE-2020-26104
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-25
In cPanel before 88.0.3, an insecure SRS secret is used on a templated VM (SEC-552).
CVE-2020-26105
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-25
In cPanel before 88.0.3, insecure chkservd test credentials are used on a templated VM (SEC-554).