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Security Slideshow: Mac OS X Security: 7 Factors Every CIO Should Know

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 03-07-2012
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Some security experts say that Mac OS X is just as vulnerable to exploits as Microsoft Windows.
There's a common belief out there that if you run Apple's Mac OS X operating system, you won't need to worry as much about security as you would if you were running Windows OS. Apple has reportedly used "sandboxing" and other security techniques to ensure that malicious hackers and cybercriminals don't make their way into the operating system and steal sensitive information. However, some security experts say that Mac OS X is just as vulnerable to exploits as any other OS. In fact, a new Mac OS X Trojan was spotted in the wild in late February. Here's what you need to know about Mac OS X security:
 
 
 
 

 

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