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By that reasoning, the ratio of malware would reflect the EXACT ratio of users of each platform. It obviously is not, so there...
Only because most computer users in general are PC users. If most computer users were Macs users, then most hackers would be Mac users.
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Mitch Fallacy! The flaw is in your interpretation of his reasoning, not in his reasoning. The number does NOT have to be exact - because in reality there are factors which have not been accounted...
Which they would know by being Mac users.
That's of course true *now*.
But, if Macs gained significant market share (for whatever reason), surely there would be hackers buying them also (for those same reasons)? Plus, there's the thrill of a new challenge, all of those Mac users who think they are secure, etc.
Plus, even if there were-are "Mac hackers" today, the odds of writing a self-sustaining virus are practically 0. Say I write some kind of Mac malware (worm, trojan, virus, whatever) that exploits some hypothetical hole in the OS-browser-email app-whatever, and email it to everyone in my address book. Unless at least one of them is a Mac user, it isn't going to spread at all. So it's already dead.
Obviously, this is much easier with Windows, where everyone in my address book is a Windows user (and everyone in their address book, and on and on).
No, the theory is sound. The numbers *must* be there, or it just won't work.