[thelist] re: thinking of getting new mac

Andy Budd andy at message.uk.com
Fri Sep 26 05:52:06 CDT 2003

Basically there are loads of reasons for the lack of Mac Viruses.

Small user base - difficult to propagate a virus, much less info around 
on writing Mac viruses
Fewer/Less known security holes - Apple release automatic security 
patches regularly. Holes less well known.
OS more secure - UNIX permissions system more secure. Admin password 
needed for instals
Type of users - Community spirited Mac users less likely to want to 
write viruses that harm other Mac users
Manufacturer profile - Many virus writers target MS because of their 
negative profile

Andy Budd


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