Mac OS X is the Most Dangerous OS

The security experts at Trend Micro have crowned Apple's Mac OS X as the riskiest operating system to be used based on the long patch cycles. There was a huge 644 MB patch sent out last November, five months after the previous patch. Trend Micro pointed at the sheer size of the update, but noted that " Apple’s penchant for secrecy and longer patch cycles also increased the risk for users."

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PietroDimeglio4852d ago

What a joke. I don't remember any viruses or issues with security on OS X. Everyone knows Windows is king of that.
You can't say its OS X because they don't patch it regularly. Surely that means its stable and a patch isn;t required. I'm sure if a security risk arose it would be patched straight away.

Finalfantasykid4852d ago

It's because the market share for the OS is so low compared to Windows. I have heard many reports of OSX being the least secure, but because there are so few people who actually want to program viruses for OSX, there is really no fear of that. Once the market share gets to a certain point though, more people will be targeting OSX.

toaster4852d ago

I've owned a few Mac OS laptops and desktops, never experience any ultra serious security risks. Windows on the other hand.. I have warnings from AV programs at least once a week.


Apple hints at future ‘MacOS’ name change on new environmental webpage

Earlier today, Apple unveiled the beginnings of its efforts for Earth Day 2016, and with it came an updated webpage that aims to answer all sorts of questions about Apple and its focus on the environment. One tidbit of information on that page, however, is that instead of referring to its desktop operating system as OS X, Apple again has referred to it as MacOS.

gizmig2923d ago

This might be the indication that it will be called as MacOS in the future.


Apple’s apps need work

In the last couple of years, I’ve noticed a gradual degradation in the quality and reliability of Apple’s core apps, on both the mobile iOS operating system and its Mac OS X platform. It’s almost as if the tech giant has taken its eye off the ball when it comes to these core software products, while it pursues big new dreams, like smartwatches and cars.

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shadowknight2032993d ago

Working in a cellular activation repair and service center i can say first hand all android devices suffer from ALOT more internal software issues than ios devices. LG mainly but even Samsung phones come through my door everyday. Worst thing i see in iphones is multiple devices using the apple id and causing text message problems. But thats a rare occurance

shadowknight2032993d ago

I havent noticed any problems with my ios core apps. Not a mac user so i cant attest to the latter


6 things we wish Mac OS X learns from Windows 10

I have been an ardent MacBook user right from the day I moved out of college. Such has been a dedication to my trusted MacBook Pro, that I have not touched a Windows machine, even for a quick browsing session, right since the days of Windows 7.

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