Sophos: Home Users Should Consider Macs

It might be a backhanded endorsement, but it’s sure to raise some eyebrows just the same: in its latest security report, computer security firm Sophos says home users should consider switching to Apple’s Macintosh platform simply because it’s not vulnerable to te swarms of Trojans and other malware affecting Windows, and, so far, has attracted little malware of its own.

The Sophos Security Threat Management Report summarizes threats seen during the first half of 2006, and finds that Trojans now outnumber viruses by four-to-one, compared to a two-to-one ratio at during the first half of 2005. The most widespread threat from January to the end of June was the Sober-Z work, which at its zenith was responsible for one in every thirteen email messages on the Internet