Posted by: macintoshsisters | November 16, 2006

Apple’s Mac Computers Attracting More Buyers And Hackers

Apple’s Mac Computers Attracting More Buyers And Hackers
BY PAUL KORZENIOWSKI – FOR INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
Posted 11/15/2006

Apple Computer (AAPL) users have been spared from the viruses, worms and spyware that have plagued computers running Microsoft (MSFT)Windows.

But they shouldn’t get too smug about it.

Hacker interest in attacking Apple’s Macintosh has been on the rise, according to security software maker McAfee. (MFE)

McAfee found that vulnerabilities for the Macintosh went up 228% from 2003 to 2005 vs. a 78% increase for Microsoft Windows.

The Windows increase came off a much larger base — in sheer numbers, its vulnerabilities dwarfed those on the Macintosh. But Apple users should heed the warning.

Read the full article at Investor’s Business Daily (no longer viewable)

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