Black Hat: Apple does well but Microsoft does better with enterprise security

While still not great, the operating systems behind Apple desktops, laptops and phones are getting more secure, researchers at Black Hat  say.

While not recommended for corporate use unless it’s in islands within larger networks, the OSX operating system has made strides, says Alex Stamos, who lead a team of researchers from iSec Partners that researched the OSX and Windows 7 operating systems.

Their conclusion is that Apple does pretty well, but Microsoft wins. Even so, earlier versions of Apple’s software were more vulnerable to initial exploitation than Win 7, but the latest Apple version known as Lion makes up ground.

via Black Hat: Apple does well but Microsoft does better with enterprise security.

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