While an increasing number of bugs have been found in Apple's Mac OS X operating system, security researchers say it isn't a high security risk and it's still more secure than Windows XP.
Is it more secure than Windows Vista? The jury is still out on that one.
"Vulnerabilities just don't equal attacks," said Craig Schmugar, a threat researcher at McAfee, in an interview. "Some people are saying the Mac is less secure than Windows because there have been more vulnerabilities in it than in Windows, but there are far fewer attacks reported on Mac OS X than Windows."
With the upcoming release of Mac OS X Server 10.5, aka Leopard Server, the Mac IT world is thinking "What is going to be new?" Well, to be honest, everyone is. Apple's infamous closed-mouthed approach to major OS releases, while great for marketing purposes, isn't always so great for the IT world. However, Apple isn't a road map company, so if we want to get an idea of what to expect in Leopard, we have to dig into the public information Apple has released.
It says something about the state of the cell phone industry that the product looming largest over the annual wireless show doesn't even exist yet. Never mind that it's coming from a company that's never even made a cell phone.
Indeed, the "preverberations" from Apple Inc.'s plan to bring its addictive design simplicity and elegance to wireless with the iPhone is palpable across a good many announcements slated for CTIA Wireless 2007, which opened on Tuesday.
Apple?s Mac OS X has a date with some of the world?s smartest hackers.
At this year?s 56b CanSecWest 2007 conference in Vancouver, BC, a ?PWN to OWN? contest will pit security researchers against a MacBook Pro in an experiment to see how well a default Mac OS X install can survive hacker scrutiny.
The contest is the brainchild of CanSecWest organizer Dragos Ruiu, who was motivated in part by Apple?s general anti-disclosure stance and the Mac commercials that trivializes security to the masses with humor.
Apple's recently released Apple TV has been hacked and given the ability to play XviD movies alongside the stock .mov and H.264 format.
This is a well received surprise for early adopters of the unit, it may take some work, but if XviD is what you like, it's worth every second. One reason why many people are holding back on the Apple TV is its non-existent ability to play XviD out of the box. Now, for those who have been wanting this feature it is possible, but will take a little work.