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Author Topic: Macs More Attractive for Malware Authors?  (Read 1066 times)

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Macs More Attractive for Malware Authors?
« on: May 26, 2011, 09:28:52 PM »
I just read this:

http://www.betanews....you-think/1306458529

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Out of 832 respondents to the Windows PC question, 86.66 percent use anti-malware software. By comparison, 84 percent of the 582 Mac respondents don't have anti-malware software installed on their primary computers.

So, 87% of Windows users have AV software, while only 16% of Mac users have AV software. Yikes.

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As Mac Defender and countless Windows malware show, successful attacks are more about social engineering than lax operating system security.

It's good to finally hear some good information in the media. The OS isn't the security issue... It's the USER!
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Re: Macs More Attractive for Malware Authors?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2011, 10:24:59 PM »
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As Mac Defender and countless Windows malware show, successful attacks are more about social engineering than lax operating system security.

It's good to finally hear some good information in the media. The OS isn't the security issue... It's the USER!

Damn Straight! ...There is no point in trying to blast your way through a  steal door when the *Ding Dong* Avon Calling approach works so much better. And there's a boat load of folks in glass houses fixin' to get all sorts of un(intentionally)welcomed attention.