Am I just as safe when browsing the internet with a Mac than say a Windows PC with the best possible Antivirus, Firewall, Spyware/Malware blockers/filters? Are Macs even safer? Macs barely have any protection of that sort, except for a very simple built-in firewall. I understand malware/viruses are made for Windows. So can I browse the Internet with a Mac with complete peace of mind? (Not visiting restricted sites, but your everyday browsing, like visiting sites I may not have heard of before like google search engine results, etc...) All I know so far is not to install any plug-ins as it may lead to installing a trojan, as well as avoiding downloads from unconfirmed sources. Some Precautions I have taken: I browse with Firefox with the NoScript and AdBlock Plus plug-ins installed, so I whitelist only those sites I trust. Also already enabled the OS X built in firewall. What are your thoughts? I'm thinking of buying another Mac for internet browsing. But I want to be sure I'll be completely safe. And finally on a side note: Can a tracking(malicious) cookie steal info from a good cookie (one containing important data)? Thanks!