Comments: iVirus, Mr & Mrs Smythe, Shaking the Incumbents, Ping on convenience, Gmail on inconvenience

"Curious that Apple's Safari wasn't mentioned in recent discussions about High Assurance certs." That's because Apple has never sent a representative to any of the relevant meetings, or participated in any of the discussions. Incidentally, I wouldn't use this fact to infer anything one way or the other about Apple's views towards the proposals for extended validation (aka "high assurance") certificates; Apple's apparently a somewhat opaque company, and I've been involved in other unrelated initiatives where it was difficult to find someone at Apple to participate.

Posted by Frank Hecker at February 23, 2006 11:10 AM

"Unfortunately the media can be relied upon to over-play the appearance of Mac Viruses, and downplay the Microsoft ones." Downplay M$? The media does this? Exaggerate any Apple product besides the ipod...the media does this too??? This statement CLEARLY represents the thoughts of the general public...

Posted by Joe B at February 24, 2006 12:58 AM

Frank - yes, I agree. I don't know what to make of it.

Joe - well, of course. Mac viruses are rare so they will be played up. Microsoft viruses are so common that they are simply not news. Also, Microsoft seem to be simply better at manipulating the media - just an impression - and can be relied upon to make sure that the "newsworthiness" of Mac viruses receives at least equal airplay to the "un-newsworthy" Microsoft security mess.

Posted by Iang at February 24, 2006 04:09 AM
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