Daniel Eran Dilger on the ‘safe vs. secure’ issue of Mac vs. Windows. Chicken Little media pundits have been predicting a barrage of malware for Mac users which has never materialized. The semantics of safety and security aside, are Macs, compared to Windows PCs, safe and secure?
The real discrepancy that needs to be pointed out between security on the Mac and Windows is that while Microsoft has recently invested more into building a fancy security infrastructure in the Vista version of Windows that most Windows users don’t actually use, Mac users continue to both feel safer and to actually be safer in the sense of being “free from danger or threat…”
Well said. Are Macs safe and secure? Yes (relatively).