Ryan Naraine and Costin Raiu on Flashback and Mac Security

Dennis Fisher talks with Ryan Naraine and Costin Raiu about the Flashback Mac botnet, why Apple is reluctant to let third parties update software on Macs and the future outlook for the security of Macs.

Dennis Fisher talks with Ryan Naraine and Costin Raiu about the Flashback Mac botnet, why Apple is reluctant to let third parties update software on Macs and the future outlook for the security of Macs.

*Podcast audio courtesy of sykboy65

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Discussion

  • S3curityPlu5 on

    I love these guys. and their accents are soo cool.  I remember the first time i heard Costin Raiu's voice he sounded like he was in a Eastern European secret virus lab hahaah

  • Anonymous on

    Note that Apple does not support older versions of OSX -- just the currently shipping one and the prior one. So, now, version 10.5 is not getting security updates. But, you'll be glad to know, 10.5 users are still getting new versions of iTunes. This shows Apple's priorities, and may even give 10.5 users a false sense that they're being supported.

  • Anonymous on

    Apple didn't pull the Diginotar certs off pre 10.6, have at it kiddies, perhaps Apple will get sued for negligence.
  • tm on

    It would help a lot of the firewall in OSX was actually ON as shipped.    You only discover this after it's cheerfully connected you to the web, etc., and put your machine in danger.

    How many Mac users even know how to go turn it on?

    Does anyone believe the lie of Apple's "better security" anymore?

  • God on

    In the same manner you write goodware, you can write malware. No operating system is safe and will never be. Those things as "mac is bla" "windows is bla" "x_y_z is bla" etc. are just bullshit, generated by people without any experience in software/web development, just ordinary people (from the geek side).

    If you have a basic background about networks, operating systems etc. and a good handle for generating good solutions... You can choose to be a black hat, white hat... or why not, both. Everyting has at least 1 weakness.

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