Apple’s recent ads talk about how there are no viruses written for Mac. That statement is not entirely true. Viruses are released for Mac. in 2005, 143 viruses targeted Macintosh computers. Compare this with the 150,000 written for PCs and it does not sound bad, but the statement is still incorrect.
The very fact that Mac users feel they are immune to viruses is something that will cause problems. Cyber criminals will exploit this feeling and Mac users will never know they have been compromised. Just because there are few viruses does not mean that you are safe.
By the way, if you want to view the new Macintosh ads, go here.