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I keep reading how Mac are invulnerable to hacking. Is that inherent in the OS, or is it because Apple owns such a small market share that it is not worth a hackerís time to mess with it? If enough people switch to Apple, will the viruses and worms just follow along?
01-31-2005, 08:30 AM
is it because Apple owns such a small market share that it is not worth a hackerís time to mess with it?
01-31-2005, 08:37 AM
It is due to lack of infectious agents, not vulnerabilities.
I was afraid of that.
I had a Mac here at work many years ago. But at the time, Apples for home use were WAY too expensive. Since then, I have accumulated a sizeable inventory of PC software.
The only real advantage Mac had was invulnerablility.
Guess Iíll stick with my PC.
A bit disappointed, but not surprised.
01-31-2005, 09:20 AM
How many times have you been hacked, Gaz? Why worry so much about vulnerability/invulnerability?
Also, you are just as likely to get your identity stolen on a PC as a Mac. Its all the same internet.
I worry because my financial data in on my computer. I use a firewall, McAfee anti-virus and several spyware programs.
I wanted a Mac, but could not justify the cost. Now Apple is finally getting a clue and offering cheaper Macs. The problem is that I have a lot of $$$ invested in software. The only justification for dumping all that software and starting over would be if the Mac was truly bulletproof.
I suspect that the glowing ďno hakers, no virusesĒ statements from the MacHeads are bogus. I was wondering what you folks had to say.
01-31-2005, 10:04 AM
Looks like you are secure enough. I wouldn't worry.
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