May 16th 2006
By Mike Flaminio
ZDNet UK is reporting comments by Symantec CEO John Thompson.
"We think more people ought to buy them," he said of the Mac, in response to a question from the audience at the Future in Review conference. The "target-rich" environment created by Windows vulnerabilities means that virus writers and hackers have set their sights on Windows PCs, he said.
Thompson went on to note, perhaps wistfully, that if more and more people did go out and buy Macs, virus writers might change their tactics.
Editor's note: Symantec has been a one of the most vocal and virulent sources of Mac-inspired security FUD. Perhaps Thompson is trying to make amends...
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