Mac security vs. PC security

Discussion in 'macOS' started by otispondscum, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. otispondscum macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2009
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Nothing new there. Windows has more technical vulnerabilities, but people automatically think that translates into worse security for Windows machines/better security for Macs when the reality is that technical attacks at the system level are increasingly rare.

    Windows users and Mac users are equally at risk for social engineering attacks.

    edit: It's also nice to re-affirm that if you know what you're doing, any system is pretty safe.
  3. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    I wonder if Windows will ever adopt an app repository like Linux has been using for years. I know Apple has gone this route with their iTunes store experience for iPhone/iPod/iPad users. Seems logical they'll do this with OS X as well. OS 11 repositories? Certainly makes computing a little more secure.

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