Why I use a Mac, anno 2006 3729
but never ever found in the wild. big difference.
you mean the kind where a hacker brakes into your house and looks for post-it-notes, with pbuttwords written down? that kind? there is no way in from a network that's for sure.
ah, the Apple-Mac hacker culture predates the PC one, it IS the hacker culture. Macs are just as connected to a network as PCs are, the only difference is Windows is poorly written, OSX isn't.
That's not it all, hackers target Windows because it's easy, OSX is impossible, it's the cream of the goal of most all hackers, but none of them can break it. Nice.
But Windows would still have all the Viruses, none would be on OSX. You continue to completely overlook the REASON there are problems on Windows, and that is Windows itself, not anything else.
WINDOWS is the problem. NOT other Unix based OSes. Unix was built for networks, Windows was not. OSX was built by professionals in the computing sciences, Windows was not.
Nope, nothing in the Wild, nothing that can infect more than 2 machines. Sounds like you know nothing of how OSX is constructed. There is NO WAY to break into a machine from the outside, that's an impossible problem... for virus writers to first solve. thus no OSX viruses.
No, the smartest hackers across the world have tried and tried to crack OSX, they can't and they know it. Marketshare means nothing. It's all about the "ability" to do it. And "technically" it's impossible on OSX, even though there are 30,000,000 machines on the network at this very moment.
What? Apple users are the most security conscious of any of the platforms, it's rooted in the sense they were the first to have viruses of any PC platform way back in the late 70's. The culture simply has no tolerance for such acts. Thus, they can't spread or be created because of the extreme diligent nature of the userbase. (and the strong engineering efforts at Apple)
You are the one being so naive, you actually think a virus could spread on OSX, which if you do a little research, you'll find it's impossible because of the way it's constructed. OSX is not Windows, you keep overlooking that. There is no danger in OSX, because those types of problems were engineer out of the OS years ago.
How about this: show us a Virus on OSX, have it spread between two machines on a network without user interaction. If you can do it, I'll give you $10,000 okay? Waiting.
Once you understand it's impossible, I think you to will come around to the more modern thinking about why OSX is so secure.
Why I use a Mac, anno 2006 3730
No the virus was actually discovered in the wild and actually infected some system files and turned the Macs infected into spam zombies. Read all about...
Until then, you are completely naive about how OSX is built.