Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
PC/MAC, makes little difference, it is the APPS!
Do not single out Windows users for this message! For all who think just because they are in the small percentage that use MACs they are inherently safe, read the opinions of many security experts here:
It is still very true, that the main reason MACs are a little less susceptible is their small number, NOT that the OS is better. Most say that MAC OSX is actually technically more vulnerable than VISTA and for sure WIN 7, but the small numbers make them far less susceptible to attack. Has NOTHING to do with any perceived MAC technical superiority.
Many MAC users like to feel that everyone should switch. As many of the experts state, if the market percentages for MAC keep creeping up, they will begin to attract the attention of the bad elements. So, be careful what you wish for, you may get it.
Also, it is NOT the OS that is the culprit, but the browsers etc.. Safari is seen by many experts as being more susceptible than even IE, but the attackers don't care. Not enough impact to spend the time on hacking it. If an actor has the choice of performing in front of 85+%, rather than 15-%, which do you think they will pick? Same with the hacking community.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.