Symantec Security Response Weblog: Mac OS X: Viruses and Security

Very nice: an honest, accurate overview of the state of Mac OS X security from Symantec’s Todd Woodward:

As I tell my internal and external customers alike, just because there are no file-infecting viruses that can affect Mac OS X now, that doesn’t mean there won’t be a really nasty one released in the next five minutes. The likelihood of that happening is comparatively low and could be debated ad nauseam, but as Benjamin Franklin said: “A little neglect may breed great mischief: for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost.”

(Via Bryan Powell via email.)

Friday, 14 July 2006