“Your computer suddenly seems constipated. Then, at midnight, it turns into a zombie and attacks the Pentagon. Men in black come and take away your family. You may have a worm, or a virus, or a Trojan horse,” posits Peter Lewis for Fortune.
Lewis writes, “Solution: Get a Macintosh. (The big reason Macs don’t get targeted by virus writers is that Windows-based computers offer a more target-rich environment: There are at least 20 PCs out there for every Mac.) If you do depend on Windows, use protection. Do two things: First, click on the start tab and get familiar with ‘Windows Update.’ It’s part of Microsoft’s Trusted Computing initiative. You can trust that each week there’ll be a new software patch to download so that you can fix a newly discovered hole in Windows.” Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Even though he arrives at the correct solution, “Get a Macintosh,” Lewis perpetuates two myths along the way. See the related MacDailyNews articles, Shattering the Mac OS X ‘security through obscurity’ myth and 3 percent is a false stat; Mac holds ’10 to 12 percent of the market for personal computers’ for more information.