False Insecurity

Consumer Reports has published a new report about internet security among consumers. One of the gists of the account is that Macs are still safer than Windows PC’s:

Macs are safer than Windows PCs for some online hazards. Only 20 percent of Mac owners surveyed reported detecting a virus in the past two years, compared with 66 percent of Windows PC owners.

What’s interesting is that every fifth Mac user in the USA has detected a virus even though there is not a single Mac virus out in the wild at the moment. The jury is still out on what viruses these guys have detected but I’m pretty sure it’s not a Mac virus. Polyconsumption, perhaps.