I have one of those cool iMacs that really looks like a hip 20" LCD monitor. I love it. I also have two other Macs in my home networked along with those, plus the wifi I use to login with my Apple Mac G4 laptop I bring home from the office. So, I am sort of a geek. I went to school in Cuptertino and even have been in the home of Steve Wozniak. (OK, I sang at a party at his house.) He was such a nice guy and invited us in to chow with mucky-mucks! So, I could be considered an Apple fanatic, but really these are just machines–albeit the coolest computers on the face of the planet.
What I am concerned about is the impression Apple is giving the public about the security of the Mac OSX software. Have you seen the TV spot where the PC guy crashes from a virus and the Mac guy has no worries? (See the Get Mac Ads here). This ad is a little misleading. You can easily find information about how Mac OSX is vulnerable. What is more true is that the Mac OSX is not as popular and therefore is not as fun for hackers to attack. But, as popularity and profile is raised with the Mac I predict (from what I hear experts saying) that you will see these problems surface in the near future.
What does this all mean? For one, corporate America loves to spin things. Mac users should learn to be judicious like any other computer user. So, I do not let graphics load from my spam folder. I set my web browser security on. I do not open suspicious attachments. You get the picture. While Macs are currently safer and obviously better and more hip, one shouldn’t be caught unaware with security.
Read more at CNET News.com: Apple flaws put both Macs and PCs at risk