[thelist] thinking of getting new mac

Jeff Howden jeff at jeffhowden.com
Wed Sep 24 23:32:00 CDT 2003


> From: Chris Johnston
> Virus are fairly rare when it comes to Macs. Most virus
> writters target Windos machines not because everyone has
> them, but because they just so simple to write.

you're completely forgetting about motive if you think that's true.  there's
way more to gain by infecting a larger percentage of the base of computer
users.  the group you have to target to do that is windows users.

> In many ways though, just having a Mac is great
> protection.

protection comes down to one thing, common sense.  i've been on a pc for the
last 6+ years (all of those online), have never installed a single bit of
anti-virus software, and have *never* been infected.

if macs suddenly become a valuable target, where will you be then without
common sense?


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