updated 05:15 pm EDT, Mon September 19, 2005
Echoing the concerns of other analysts, Symantec -- which sells security solutions -- said Mac users are "operating under a ." According to a TechWorld report, the company also said Firefox users will have to recognize that the open-source browser is currently a "greater security risk" than Internet Explorer. Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat Report, published today, found evidence that attackers are beginning to organize for attacks on the Mac operating system. Researchers also found that over the past six months, nearly twice as many vulnerabilities surfaced in Mozilla browsers as in Explorer. "It is now clear that the Mac OS is increasingly becoming a target for the malicious activity, contrary to popular belief that the Mac OS is immune to traditional security concerns," the report said.