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Use The Logo Luke

“Decaf” over on DeadBeefCafe [link to no longer works], relates the story of a colleague whose response to yet another virus outbreak is to convince management to purchase Macintoshes, with the following justification:

We’re going to buy Mac Minis and run Windows on them because Macs aren’t affected by these security problems.

Decaf breaks down the several fallacies of this statement and sardonically sums it up with:

So we’re left with the best security method I’ve heard of: A different case! By affixing an Apple logo onto the host, we’ve made it more secure, because Macs aren’t subject to the same security problems.

Just when I think that my organization is getting behind the curve for one reason or another, I come across something like this and I feel lucky to be where I am today.
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