For many years, some have been led to believe that the Macintosh computer systems were more secure than Windows, this is NOT true. The reason why Macintosh computers are attacked less is that they are not as popular as Windows based computers.
The more Macs grow in use the more security holes will be found, the more they’ll be a target for hackers, the more you’ll hear about them.
News Factor writes “It took a hacker less than 30 minutes to gain root-level access to Mac OS X, according to a report from ZDNet. The hacker who penetrated the system called the Mac “easy pickings.”…
The lesson here is that if we look at Mac OS X and compare it to, say, Windows XP, we find that, in terms of the number of vulnerabilities, they are actually quite comparable,” said Vincent Weafer, senior director at Symantec Security Response….
Weafer also said that hackers are not capitalizing on vulnerabilities in Mac OS X to the same degree they are trying to exploit flaws in Windows. Weafer estimated that there are between 100,000 to 200,000 Windows viruses compared to 200 or so Mac viruses…..