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Apple faces security threat with iPhone
Widespread adoption could make Mac operating system attractive to malware authors
Last Updated May 4, 2007
By Saleem Khan, CBC News

It ranks among the most anticipated consumer product launches in years. More than a million people in the United States alone have asked to be notified when it becomes available. And it could represent the biggest risk Apple Inc. has faced since it gambled the company's future on the iPod digital music player.

CBC News In Depth: Apple faces security threat with iPhone

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So, nothing yet has happened, there is no story, there are no viruses, there is no security threat, let's write a story anyways, let's put "iPhone" in the title so people will read it, let's post it on a Mac forum instead of writing something interesting or drawing attention to something that actually happened and was described in a story somewhere.
 

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How true!

I'm surprised that McAfee and Symantec continue to publish this garbage - doesn't do much for their credibility.
So when Apple lauched Safari for Windows there were no security holes?


The Cult of Mac infallibility, with regards to security, must really be drinking lots of kool aid…
A few years ago, we (mac users) used to laugh at all the security updates on the Windows side. Now that some of that smugness is gone, some still act as if we never get security updates.

As for the article, while you may decry the headline, it basically states that with increase popularity, you’ll likely see more attacks of the malicious kind.

The supposition is that Apple will have to have a large market share.
So are you hoping that Apple will remain a niche product?
 

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"In one sense, this is a laptop in your pocket so the same problems you have on your laptop are the same on this," he said, noting that the iPhone will be able to communicate through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connections, which have already faced attacks. "There is a risk that viruses could completely subvert it."
I like this bit. If the iPhone experiences the same security headaches as OS X based laptops, then users should be OK.
 

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The article itself says nothing has happened.

What we decry is sensationalism.

If it was an article about Safari for Windows--but it isn't. No doubt the author has no clue that that application even exists.

What wiped the smugness off your Apple security face, anyways, specifically?



So when Apple lauched Safari for Windows there were no security holes?


The Cult of Mac infallibility, with regards to security, must really be drinking lots of kool aid…
A few years ago, we (mac users) used to laugh at all the security updates on the Windows side. Now that some of that smugness is gone, some still act as if we never get security updates.

As for the article, while you may decry the headline, it basically states that with increase popularity, you’ll likely see more attacks of the malicious kind.

The supposition is that Apple will have to have a large market share.
So are you hoping that Apple will remain a niche product?
 

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What wiped the smugness off your Apple security face, anyways, specifically?
OS X

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Clarification: Because OS X is based on BSD it is one (if not) the safest OS out there. Exploits, if any will likely come from certain applications.
 

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OS X

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Clarification: Because OS X is based on BSD it is one (if not) the safest OS out there. Exploits, if any will likely come from certain applications.
I'm not following you. "Wiping the smugness off" means you aren't smug about security anymore.
 

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I'm surprised that McAfee and Symantec continue to publish this garbage
The notion that the only reason there are no viruses for OS X is because of it's limited market penetration - totally ignoring the fact that OS X is inherently a much more secure platform than Windows ever was and is even now with Vista.
I'm sure both Symantec and McAfee are fully aware of that, but they keep perpetrating this myth which is repeated by Windows users wherever you look.

Nobody is suggesting OS X is infallible or immune to attacks, but the recent contest at the Vancouver security conference demonstrated the difficulty trying to find a security hole and then writing an exploit for it...and even after all that effort, the result was rather "underwhelming".
 

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I'm not smart enough to come up with this stuff myself, so here's what poster "E of E" commented on MDN comments, regarding this FUD, er, "story"...

iPhone security is from OS X

OS X security is from BSD

BSD security is from UNIX

UNIX security has been worked on since the '60s and BSD since the '70s.

UNIX/BSD have been SECURE, MULTI-USER, environments even before DOS, or even the first Macs!!!! Unix/BSD has a long history working on security, stability, and multi-user functionality, Windows will never catch up. Basing a cell phone off of a very secure, very stable, multi-user OS means that it will be a major pain to write even proof-of-concept security exploits, and damn-near imposable to write an actual, self-propagating, destructive virus.


Comments from
http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/13964/
 
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