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macOS is more secure than Windows
Shared by on Dec 15, 2021
MacOS, the operating system that powers Apple's line of Mac computers, is generally considered to be more secure than Windows, the operating system that powers most personal computers. There are a few reasons for this:
Fewer vulnerabilities: MacOS has historically had fewer vulnerabilities than Windows, which means there are fewer opportunities for hackers and cybercriminals to exploit.
Gatekeeper: MacOS includes a feature called Gatekeeper that helps to prevent the installation of malicious software by only allowing the installation of apps from trusted sources, such as the App Store or registered developers.
System Integrity Protection: MacOS includes a feature called System Integrity Protection (SIP) that helps to protect against malware and other threats by preventing unauthorized access to certain system files and resources.
Fewer malware threats: There are fewer malware threats targeting MacOS compared to Windows, which means that Mac users are less likely to be affected by malware infections.
Automatic updates: MacOS includes automatic updates that help to keep the operating system up to date with the latest security patches and fixes, helping to protect against known vulnerabilities.
However, it is important to note that no operating system is completely secure, and both MacOS and Windows are vulnerable to security threats. It is important for users of both operating systems to take steps to protect their devices, such as keeping their software up to date, using antivirus software, and being cautious when opening emails or clicking on links.