Apple’s Unlikely Security Mentor: Microsoft

Don’t tell me Macs are safer than PC’s.

via Slashdot by Soulskill on 8/12/11


snydeq writes “Apple has much to learn about securing an operating system, and it could learn how from Microsoft, Roger Grimes writes in the wake of further evidence that Macs are more vulnerable to attack than Windows machines. ‘It’s taken Microsoft 10 years to turn security from a weakness into a strength. Apple can use the lessons learned by Microsoft to manage a quick turnaround. Apple has already hired one of Microsoft’s former security leaders, Window Snyder, and it has adopted a modified form of Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle programming practices. Apple has the benefit of seeing how Microsoft fixed its past mistakes.'”

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