Mac OS X with 100 bugs still safer than Windows?

by admin July 11, 2007 at 10:25 pm

Apple has plugged around 100 vulnerabilities in OS X so far this year but the malware threat to Mac customers is “insignificant” compared to users of Microsoft Windows.

So far this year, Apple users have been exposed to the kind of vulnerabilities that are more commonly associated with Windows. The Mac maker has plugged security flaws that could have resulted in OS X customers being “owned” by basic actions such as visiting a malicious Web site, watching a video file or opening an e-mail attachment.

However, despite all these vulnerabilities, the Mac’s resilient platform, its advanced automatic software update tools and the apparent lack of attention from malware authors, means Apple users are far safer from attack than users of Windows.

Full article: ZDNet Australia