Speaking to CBR at the Info Security 2012 conference, Kaspersky founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky said that Apple is years behind Microsoft when it comes to security, and the company will have to change the ways it approaches updates following the recent malware attacks.
“I think they [Apple] are ten years behind Microsoft in terms of security,” Kaspersky said. [Forbes]
Well, in terms of the amount of attacks and malware available, they certainly are behind. But to say something like what this guy says is a little bit irresponsible I think. Also, when your job is to sell malware protection, I have to take whatever you say with a grain of salt as big as my Doctor will allow.
That said, Mac users have to be more careful, and stop thinking that the internet is a happy place. It is full of people who want to make a quick buck and have little or nothing to lose.