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.