Absolute security is a myth

Monday, 11 April 2005, 10:46 AM EST

Giving people the impression that their choice in operating systems makes them invulnerable to security threats is a very, very bad idea.

Sometime last week, a co-worker of mine forwarded a news article to me, which discussed the withdrawal of a $25,000 reward that was being offered for the successful creation of a "self-replicating virus that is effective against the modern Mac OS X operating system." I always get a kick out of contests like these, not only because they don't really prove anything, but mostly because they tend to stir up a lot of commotion.

By Jason Miller at SecurityFocus.

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