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BBC Interview With MOAB’s Kevin Finisterre

From a BBC interview with Kevin Finisterre, headlined “Mac Users ‘Still Lax on Security’”:

Finisterre said: “Try calling any Apple store and ask any sales rep what you would do with regard to security, ask if there is anything you should have to worry about?

“They will happily reinforce the feeling of ‘Security on a Mac? What? Me worry?’.”

What exactly should they say? What claim has Apple ever made regarding Mac OS X security that was disproved by the Month of Apple Bugs?

He said the Month of Apple Bugs (MOAB) project had succeeded in its original aim of raising the level of awareness around Mac security.

If by “raising the level of awareness around Mac security” you mean “conflating software bugs with security exploits”, then yes.

(Via Iljitsch van Beijnum.)

Wednesday, 21 February 2007