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Kaspersky: Mac security is '10 years behind Microsoft'

2012.04.26 12:20 by Daniela
Tags: Flashback, trojan

 

Speaking to Computer Business Review at Info Security 2012 show in London this week, Eugene Kaspersky, the CEO of security firm Kaspersky Lab expressed criticism towards Apple’s approach to security. He said that when it comes to computer security, Apple's Mac platform was a decade behind Microsoft's, and that it's got some things to learn from its rival.

"They will understand very soon that they have the same problems Microsoft had 10 or 12 years ago," Kaspersky said in an interview. "They will have to make changes in terms of the cycle of updates and so on and will be forced to invest more into their security audits for the software."

"That's what Microsoft did in the past after so many incidents like Blaster and the more complicated worms that infected millions of computers in a short time," he added. "They had to do a lot of work to check the code to find mistakes and vulnerabilities. Now it's time for Apple [to do the same]."

Kaspersky's criticism is due to Apple's failure to cope with the Flashback trojan in reasonable time. That is estimated to have infected more than 600,000 Macs at its peak.

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