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Old 26th July 2007
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If you have your machine behind a firewall (Windows XP SP2 and OSX have one built in) and you are visiting known websites then you should not have a problem with viruses, trojans or worms. Most of that stuff gets in if you leave your ports open (no firewall) or you are downloading suspect programs or surfing suspect websites.

OSX is not inherently much better than Windows security-wise, just less of a target. We'll see what happens now that the iPhone runs a variant of OSX. That should be fun:

Iphone security breached