Hackers Target Apple
Many of us in the Mac community — The VAR Guy included — became Apple customers because we grew tired of Windows viruses, bugs and security flaws. But is Mac OS X truly more secure than Windows? Or do hackers target Windows more frequently only because of its immense market share? We may get some answers at an upcoming security conference.
The VAR Guy plans to keep a close eye on CanSecWest, scheduled for April 18-20 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The conference will include an Apple hacker contest. The winner will walk away with an Apple iMac. And the security flaws will be “held to public account.” That’s another way of saying “we’re telling on you, Apple.”
Other session highlights will include RFID insecurity fears related to biometric passports, and Vista insecurities (from Symantec’s perspective). Check out http://cansecwest.com/speakers.html for a full list of speakers and sessions.