What’s the first thing you think about when you think of Windows security? Well, if you thought it is stinks the you are most certainly right. But if Apple’s security was the same or worse, would we still think that Windows security was horrible if the other computers were horrible too? Fortunately for Mac users that is not the case. We Mac users enjoy securities and safeties that Windows and Android users just don’t. Why is that? Why is Apple so secure while Windows and Android aren’t? Well I’ll tell you. It all has to do with the coding and the company behind the software. First of all, Macs and iOS devices have a special coding that Windows and Android users simply do not enjoy. Macs have a code called UNIX, which prevents it from getting as many viruses as Windows computers. Macs do not have to have any virus protection to keep it safe, it keeps itself safe, so you don’t have to mess with having to run scans and buying software you really shouldn’t have to need. Windows computers still run C:// code which has been around since DOS (dumb operating system). This code is a unsafe code that, for some reason, Microsoft refuses to drop. The code is susceptible to viruses. There are Mac viruses out there but they are very hard to find and unless you’re going on sites you really shouldn’t be on anyway (such as LimeWire like sites) then you’ll never come across them. I’ve had my Mac mini for 4 years, hasn’t crashed or received a virus once. My windows computer has received at least 5 viruses in 6 years, that’s the one that we gave away, if you recall from a previous article from Jeremy. Of course, as I said there are Mac viruses, but Apple’s got you covered. I update my Mac every week or two for security updates. The amount that I updated my Windows computer since getting it in 2006? Once. There is a reason for that, you can’t find where to install the updates! Mac has an easy to find spot where you can have the computer search for updates, on a Windows computer, you have to go on a scavenger hunt. The simplicity of Apple at its finest! Let’s switch our minds over to iOS and Android. This ones easy. Android had hundreds of viruses SPECIFICALLY made for it! iPhone? Not a one (unless you jailbreak it of course, but the number still doesn’t get any where close Androids). Of course, Apple still puts out security updates in their iOS updates regardless of their actually being any viruses. People complain that the App Store is too restrictive, but God knows how many devices they’ve saved from people trying to submit viruses! One thing that Apple haters absolutely can not argue, is the fact that Apple is just safer. It’s safer in its mobile devices and it’s safe in its computers. It’s a computer company that actually cares about how safe your devices are.
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