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Mac, Linux, BSD open for attack: Kaspersky

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Looming attacks will soon pop the security bubble enjoyed by Linux and Macintosh users, according to Russian security expert Eugene Kaspersky.

The co-founder of IT security company Kaspersky Labs said Linux and Mac users will be “easy targets” for hackers and malware writers over the next few years.

“Modern operating systems are flawed by design,” Kaspersky said, “including OpenBSD”.

“Mac and Linux are not as secure as [users] think; criminals pay no attention to them at the moment, but they will be vulnerable — easy targets.

“The problem is that customers design the operating systems (either within open source communities or via market demand) and they choose flexibility over security.”

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