This article posted by Malwarebytes discusses the persistent security loopholes in Windows that have been exploited by hackers for years and compares the responses of Microsoft and Apple to such security issues. It mentions a recent instance where hackers used a set of tools popular with video game cheaters to hide their malware on Windows. The security loophole exploited has existed for years and Microsoft's response has been inadequate, according to the text.
In contrast, Apple dealt with a similar issue about a decade ago by tightening permissions for external tools running alongside the operating system's core internals. The text emphasizes that neither company is universally better or worse at security, but their responses are influenced by their core market segments.
Apple excels in the consumer market, while Microsoft does well with enterprises, which includes hospitals, government agencies, and large businesses. These sectors present unique challenges in addressing security issues. The text ends with a quote from Thomas Reed, Director of Core Tech at Malwarebytes, stating that while Apple's approach might have inconvenienced developers, it effectively secured their customers by stopping all kernel-level malware, suggesting that Microsoft should also take more decisive action.