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Apple "10 Years" Behind Microsoft When It Comes To Security

By: Adrian Kingsley-Huges, Forbes

Speaking to CBR at the Info Security 2012 conference, Kaspersky founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky said that Apple is years behind Microsoft when it comes to security, and the company will have to change the ways it approaches updates following the recent malware attacks.

“I think they [Apple] are ten years behind Microsoft in terms of security,” Kaspersky said. “For many years I’ve been saying that from a security point of view there is no big difference between Mac and Windows. It’s always been possible to develop Mac malware, but this one was a bit different. For example it was asking questions about being installed on the system and, using vulnerabilities, it was able to get to the user mode without any alarms.”

Kaspersky said that his company was seeing an increasing amount of malware aimed at the Mac platform. He puts this increase in malware down to the increase in Mac market share.

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