My teacher said to me about a month ago that he hadn't bothered installing antivirus, -spyware, etc. on his Mac, because they were so secure that no-one has macs as targets when hacking or writing viri (viruses). Now, I read in some blogs:
"A hackers perspective - Windows much more secure than Mac"
"McAfee last year said that reported Mac vulnerabilities increased 228% in the past three years, compared with a 73% increase for Windows. And Apple is lagging behind Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) in issuing bug fixes, with Apple taking an average of 66 days to patch vulnerabilities, while Microsoft took three weeks.
But the Mac is still safer than Windows, says Johannes Ullrich, chief research officer at the SANS Institute. It's just not as safe as Apple pretends it is."
In the last paragraph of the last quote though, it sais that it is safer. How come, when it sais that Apple are "lagging behind"?