CNET News did an extensive interview with Marc Maiffret, an ex-hacker who is now the co-founder of security firm eEye Digital Security. The Q&A session was insightful, and covered the state of security in general, as well as how various tech companies are handling this thorny issue. It is a worthwhile piece for those interested in the topic of security.
What caught my attention was when Maiffret was asked whether Apple is taking security seriously now; he replied that "If they were taking it seriously, they [Apple] wouldn't claim to be more secure than Microsoft because they are very much not." Indeed, this was my opinion too when I wrote "Pwn2Own 2010: The Mac isn't more secure" last month, which saw some readers respond strongly in the comments section.
My point then, was that there are fewer security incidents on the Mac platform (and Apple products in general) due to less marketshare overall, a fact that Maiffret concurs with when he said, "The reason we don't see more attacks out there compared to Microsoft is because their market share isn't near what Microsoft's is."
This is one of the things I'm talking about. It is scary to see how many people actually believe that Apple's OS is more secure than any other. I don't know how many security experts have to say (and prove) otherwise for them to get it.