Monday, February 1, 2010

Which is more secure, Mac or PC?

Ack.  This debate again.  CNET has a good story on this. Antivirus vendor ESET did a survey (I know, surveys are like noses, everyone has one) and determined that both PC and Mac users think the Mac is safer, but in fact Mac users are victims of cybercrime just as often as PC users are.  This fellow at the Defense Department nails it.

If you haphazardly visit every link and download every file sent to you in e-mail or posted to your social-networking pages, sooner or later you’re going to get nailed. Period. Platforms are passe. Apps are where it’s at. -Robert G. Ferrell, IS security specialist, U.S. Defense Dept.