I forgot to post this during the week before the GLP (tsk tsk):
I finally got around to (mostly skim) reading Apple’s Secure Coding Guide. It is a very good, very clear, simple introduction to secure programming with some good pointers to other resources (links also available on the web page).
Still on the subject, Tom Yager asks Is Windows inherently more vulnerable to malware attacks than OS X? Yes. However I don’t buy his conclusion that this is merely the result of Microsoft trying to not compete with 3rd Party vendors. The article suffers from a bad case of Non sequitur - I don’t see any reason why the Services, SYSTEM account and registry mess should be blamed on Microsoft trying to please 3rd party vendors instead of simple incompetence.
I think it’s funny how everyone likes comparing their OS’s security to that of Windows and how so few (none?) compare their security to that of OpenBSD (or even netBSD). Try it, you might like it.