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Chapter 12. Accounts and Security > Six Mac OS X Security Shields

12.9. Six Mac OS X Security Shields

Mac OS X has always had a spectacular reputation for stability and security. Not a single Mac OS X virus had emerged as of 2005—a spectacular feature that is, in itself, a compelling reason to switch from Windows. (The Mac doesn't have any Windowsesque plague of spyware, either.)

The usual rap is, "Well, that's because Windows is a much bigger target. What virus writer is going to waste his time on a computer with five percent market share?"


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