Mac vs. Linux: which is more secure?

Thursday, 1 March 2007, 12:33 AM EST

This may seem peculiar to many of you, but I find Linux’s security controls to be more true to the UNIX model they were patterned after. OS X, on the other hand, started with the UNIX model, but then diverged rather substantially.

The notion of root and even of the desktop user’s identity and security capabilities, for example, is completely different. The default desktop user, as I pointed out last month, has “administrative privileges,” but is not root per se. It’s just different.

At eSecurity Planet.

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