Macs are not invulnerable
Lance Ulanoff writes:
I know this is wrong, but in one respect I was happy to learn earlier this month about the discovery of a significant security hole in the Jaguar and Panther versions (10.2 and 10.3, respectively) of the Apple operating system (OS).
I was tired of the "We use Macs because they don't get attacked by viruses and hackers" refrain from Mac nuts.
I generally counter with what is apparently a secret carefully hidden from Mac zealots: "That's because only a fraction of the world uses Macs. What's the point of attacking a niche market? No one will notice!"
But the mindlessly superior retort is always the same, "No, it's because the Apple OS does not have the same holes as Windows. OS X is just a better operating system."
Given this recent development, my question is, "Will you be stuffing that superior attitude in your crow or eating it separately, sir?"
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