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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Security Issues with Apple's New Windows Setup?

Users are thrilled about the possibilities Apple is opening up by allowing users to install Windows on Mac Intel-based computers. But, is the new setup going to be more trouble than it's worth? Some solutions providers think so.

Mac users have never had to deal with all the Trojan and other security issues, but by installing Windows they will be prone to all the problems traditionally associated with the Windows operating system.

Scott Schaefer, president of Techknowsphere had this to say about the switch: "My personal opinion is that anyone who voluntarily runs Windows when they have a Mac machine is a little bit insane."

Even Mac warned users about the possible problems they will open themselves to by running Windows. A posting on their website read: "Word to the Wise: Windows running on a Mac is like Windows running on a PC. That means it'll be subject to the same attacks that plague the Windows world. So be sure to keep it updated with the latest Microsoft Windows security fixes."

Learn more about the new possibilities – and the new problems – of the setup in the article, VARs Mull Windows On Mac Attack (link above).

Posted by Joshua Feinberg