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1029usr078198 Posted - February 07 2008 : 00:43:00
Hello and welcome to our first podcast. My name is David Anderson. We have a question: I’ve heard that Apple Macintosh computers don’t get viruses. Is this true?

The short answer is… no. We hear this rumor often from the Macintosh and, to a lesser extent, Linux camps, but it’s really just a matter of market share. Back in 2005 a virus came out that specifically targeted the Mac platform. It was mainly a proof-of-concept virus, but it proved that the Mac could get a virus. Most viruses you’ll encounter “in the wild” target Windows because Windows has the greatest market share. You see, viruses are about making a name for oneself in the hacker community. Virus writers thus target the most popular operating system in use. If tomorrow Macintosh were to suddenly become number one, it would be targeted just as heavily as Windows.

I hope that answers the question. Thanks for listening and happy computing!

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