"Viruses, worms and Trojans have probably done as much for Apple’s ascendancy in recent years as any single advertising campaign. Talk to any recent defector from Windows and invariably the security issue will be among the reasons for making the switch. Compared to the patch-obligatory PC experience, a war zone of zero-day exploits and encrypted Trojans, the Mac world is a walk in the park, it seems.
While Mac users are blissfully unaware of malware their neighbour’s PC has no doubt been commandeered by Russian gangsters, or worse, by the Chinese military preparing for a cyber invasion on Parliament at 0100 hours. Unfortunately, the cybercrime wave has caught up to Mac users in recent months. It was only a matter of time… “Mac is still a safer place to be than Windows by a long stretch,” says Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos." – Content courtesy of Macs under attack – Times Online