Mac OS X ‘hacked in under 30 minutes?’  Why Mac OS X security is all the rage recently

“Viruses that aren’t viruses. Hysterical reports that equate Mac OS X security to Windows. Media reports about Mac OS X ‘worms, trojans, and viruses.’ Totally unsubstantiated reports that Mac OS X can be ‘hacked in under 30-minutes’ (the lack of proof screams for attention). Which, of course, is the headline that’s blared,” SteveJack writes in our Opinion section today. “Why all of this noise about Mac OS X and “security issues” lately? I’ll tell you why: Microsoft and their parasites are getting nervous… Many people are worried. And rightly so. What if a large portion of people switch to Mac from Windows? What happens to the mom and pop operations that depend on selling boxes that run Windows and that have no experience with Macs? What happens to the antivirus companies that depend on the Windows security mess? How will they sell their wares to Mac O SX users? What happens to Microsoft’s Windows profits? What happens to software makers that make Windows-only software? The list goes on forever; there’s a whole economy based on fixing and supporting Windows.”

Full article in our Opinion section with the opportunity for reader feedback here.

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