ZDNet UK: Best Microsoft Security Fix is Switch to Mac

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Date: Tuesday, February 4th, 2003, 03:24
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ZDnet UK’s Schneier reports Microsoft security is failing, and says in the meantime he is thinking of switching from Windows to the Macintosh platform because of all the security issues. “My wife has a Mac and she doesn’t worry about viruses, trojans, leaks…, ” he says. A Consumer Reports survey last year found that virus infection rates on Macs are half what they are on Windows, notes Smith. “Is that because Macs are safer? I think the answer is yeah.” Ed: One caution – if we have even half the viral rates of PCs, running Norton Antivirus probably is worth doing as many advise! But it’s amazing to see yet another PC diehard switching. -PK

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