security has recommended that users concerned about security should
consider moving to Mac.. The top 10 malicious software applications are all
targeted at Windows machines, none of which are capable of infecting a machine
running Mac OS X.
It is generally accepted that the reason for this is that
the majority of computers around the globe run Windows; therefore targeting
Windows machines is more profitable for creators of Malware.
Sophos say It seems likely that Macs will continue to be
the safer place for computer users for some time to come, however Brian
Gammage of Gartner does not agree, saying If you have smaller walls, you
attract less graffiti… There is nothing architecturally safer about Macs. If
everyone moved to them then the situation would change overnight”.
Both opinions are well founded, indeed if everybody switched
to Macs overnight then we may well see malicious software developers shift
their focus, but the reality is most users in the foreseeable future will stick
with Windows, therefore Macs will still offer a safer alternative for the few.