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Mac OS X is the Most Dangerous OS

The security experts at Trend Micro have crowned Apple's Mac OS X as the riskiest operating system to be used based on the long patch cycles. There was a huge 644 MB patch sent out last November, five months after the previous patch. Trend Micro pointed at the sheer size of the update, but noted that " Apple’s penchant for secrecy and longer patch cycles also increased the risk for users."

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PietroDimeglio2165d ago

What a joke. I don't remember any viruses or issues with security on OS X. Everyone knows Windows is king of that.
You can't say its OS X because they don't patch it regularly. Surely that means its stable and a patch isn;t required. I'm sure if a security risk arose it would be patched straight away.

Finalfantasykid2165d ago

It's because the market share for the OS is so low compared to Windows. I have heard many reports of OSX being the least secure, but because there are so few people who actually want to program viruses for OSX, there is really no fear of that. Once the market share gets to a certain point though, more people will be targeting OSX.

toaster2165d ago

I've owned a few Mac OS laptops and desktops, never experience any ultra serious security risks. Windows on the other hand.. I have warnings from AV programs at least once a week.