Sophos: Because of Malware Home Users Should Switch to Macs
A new study and recommendation by the network security form, Sophos suggests that the best way for home users to enjoy real network security and freedom from malware is to use a Mac! I would argue that the same thing could be accomplished by using a Linux box, but I guess that they were looking at only “supported” (by a company) systems. Linux is supported by the Open Source community, and you can also buy support from most major Linux vendors, but I digress. The important point here is that to truly avoid malware, simply avoid using Windows. Big surprise!
“Sophos has published new research into the past six months of cyber crime. The Sophos Security Threat Management Report Update reveals that while there has been a vast drop in new viruses and worms, this has been over-compensated by increases in other types of malware, as cyber criminals turn their attention to stealing information and money. Most interestingly, new Trojans now outweigh viruses and worms by 4:1, compared to 2:1 in the first half of 2005. In addition, the continued dominance of Windows-based threats has prompted Sophos to suggest that many home users should consider switching to Apple Macs, to shield themselves from the malware onslaught.”