Por que não consideram o MacBooks seguro?

Algum tempo atrás ouvimos muito falar que os computadores da Apple eram os mais seguros. Então surgiram algumas vulnerabilidades, o que é coisa normal, pois não há nenhum sistema operacional que nunca tenho possuído nenhuma, nem que seja em uma versão antiga.

Certo, mas parece que agora a coisa foi mais séria. A agência de saúde dos USA proibiu os seus funcionários que usam  os Apple MacBooks de armazenarem dados médicos em laptops que não rodem Windows ou Linux.

Aí notamos a falta que faz um sistema de criptografia como o BitLocker, que é aceito pela agência…

Veja a matéria completa em: http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/encryption/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=207001840

O início dela, em inglês, segue abaixo:

U.S. Health Agency Forbids Sensitive Data On Apple MacBooks



Employees who store medical records on laptops must use systems that run either on Microsoft’s Windows operating system or Linux.

 



In the wake of a widely publicized security breach that left thousands of patient records exposed, the federal government’s National Institutes of Health is forbidding all employees who use Apple’s MacBook laptops from handling sensitive data as of Friday, InformationWeek has learned.

Employees at the health agency who store medical records and other personal information on laptops must use systems that run either on Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT)’s Windows operating system or Linux, according to an agency memo.

Those systems must be equipped with Check Point Software (NSDQ: CHKP)’s Pointsec encryption tool as of April 4, according to an NIH mandate. Systems running Windows Vista can also use Vista’s built-in BitLocker disk encryption tool.

NIH imposed the no-MacBooks rule because there is no Apple-compatible version of Pointsec. To date, Check Point has only released a beta version of Pointsec for Macs that’s not yet ready for government use.

“Computers that cannot be encrypted by Pointsec at this time (e.g., Macs) are waived from the encryption mandate, but only with the stipulation that they do not contain any PII or sensitive government information,” the NIH Office of Research Services said in a memo to NIH staff. PII refers to personally identifiable information.

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