So, because you have a Mac you think it’s secure, right? Not according to Elinor Mills who froths when spreading idiocy, FUD, and looney myths. On Apple’s somewhat hidden security feature that checks files for malware:
If it’s true, it will mark a fundamental change in that Apple will be admitting that their operating system is as susceptible to malware as other operating systems.
I missed the logical connection. Macs also come with the firewall off, root access off, and years of use with tens of millions of users with virtually no malware anywhere. Wait! There’s more. The authors of The Mac Hacker’s Handbook have a different take, repeating the old Security through Obscurity myth:
Contrary to popular Mac fanboy belief, Macintosh is not more secure from a software standpoint than modern Windows; it’s merely safer to use because malware writers prefer to target the platform with the biggest install base.
So, how do these experts hack into your Mac because, you know, it’s not so secure? Well, unlike Windows PCs, hackers can’t just send you a worm or virus or trojan and take over your Mac. They have to enter your home because their hacks require physical access. At worst, they need us to go to their hackathon website and download a nefarious file to hack our Macs (unless we keep up with Mac security updates, then it’s a no go).
Sigh. How do these people get jobs?