- 10 Mar 2007
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- West Muddylands
RogerS":1nmpa23x said:wobblycogs":1nmpa23x said:If I may I'd like to offer some clam and collected virus / computer advice...
1) .....Macs have fewer viruses primarily because they have a much smaller market share so are less interesting to hackers (and the design of the OS is somewhat better than Windows). As Mac market share grows so will the number of viruses.
I really must take issue with this view propagated by many. The Apple OS is based on UNIX. UNIX has been around for years and years and years. It is open source. It has been pored over time and time again. It is inherently much more secure than Microsoft. Hackers may try attacking vulnerabilities in the application software but that is at a different layer from the OS. The only way that a virus is going to get into a Mac is if the user accepts it by entering in their Admin password. No OS in the world can guard against a dumb user.
I never open any spam type mails, not even from my bank! Especially not from my bank! Which isn't HSBC, the usual phishing 'identitiy'.