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+ - Welch Looks At OS X Security

An anonymous reader writes: Mac expert John Welch, author of the widely read OS X versus Vista comparison, is back with a quirky dive into Mac OS X security. "Even with the recent QuickTime Java vulnerability discovered by Dino Dai Zovi at the CanSecWest contest, the Mac isn't suddenly a kitten in a shark tank, waiting to be devoured," Welch writes. He does advise that, if you're running Mac OS X Server or Mac OS X as a server and you have to expose it to the Internet, your best defense is awareness and if you're running a PHP-based application that ties to a MySQL database, you need to know enough about PHP and MySQL to properly secure them. Finally, he says: "Once you get past all the yelling and emotion, Mac OS X is a pretty secure operating system, at least as secure as any other operating system in its class." Do you agree that OS X is still the best of the bunch, security-wise?

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