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  • Keeping out the bad applications


    Susan Bradley

    By Susan Bradley

    Both Microsoft and Apple are trying to tackle an ongoing problem that plagues us — keeping our systems secure and protected.

    But the vendors are not tackling the problem in the same ways.

    Apple has a huge user base of small devices, especially the iPhone, which provide the user with instantaneous access to real-time human interaction. Microsoft, on the other hand, has a huge user base of “traditional devices” (e.g., PCs) that certainly connect to the Internet but don’t involve phone calls, text messages, or anything else — such as FaceTime, the built-in visual medium.

    Although the companies share the overall security challenge, their approaches are different.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.39.0, 2022-09-26).