Are Macs safer than PCs?

Macs have always been considered safer than PCs but with cybercriminals now targeting Apple's computers with malware that statement has again been put under scrutiny.

Last week, there was a lot focus on the security of Apple Macs after the Russian security firm, Dr Web, revealed that they had found a botnet comprising over half a million infected Mac computers.

Macs were becoming infected with Flashback malware after users were redirected to a rogue website from a compromised site. JavaScript code was used to load a Java-applet which exploited a vulnerability (since patched).

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