US Army turns to Apple for security

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US Army turns to Apple for security

The U.S. Army has revealed that is changing website servers from Windows NT to Mac OS servers running WebSTAR server software in order to increase security.

Christopher Unger, website administrator for the Army Home Page, says he was told that Apple was chosen because the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has reported it to be more secure than other platforms, including NT and Unix. Macintoshes do not have a command shell, nor do they allow remote logins.

The switchover to Apple follows several highly publicized attacks on military websites earlier this year, and is seen as the latest in a series of counter measures against government website hacking that includes last week’s arrest of the alleged founder of the hacker group Global Hell.

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