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Time for Mac Security Software?

Mac bigots love to kid Windows users about all our viruses, rebuilds and exploits. And they're right. The question is: Why is Windows so vulnerable? Mac-philes would like to believe their platform is intrinsically safer. The other theory is that hackers attack those systems with the most market share. And perhaps the theory most on target: Hackers just love to mess with Microsoft.

If market share is the issue, then eventually Apple will have to worry. With the success of its TV commercials, the Mac is gaining market share (unfortunately, only in the high-end consumer market, as Steve Jobs continues to utterly ignore the enterprise and low-end consumer PC markets).

Sophos believes Apple should be worried now. The security vendor argues that organized crime is basing new extortion plots around Mac attacks. And malware, which isn't yet a crisis, is increasingly written with the Mac in mind.

Posted by Doug Barney on 01/28/2008 at 1:15 PM


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