Potential Vulnerabilities vs. Actual Exploits, Eh, What’s the Difference?

InfoWorld says the third most-underreported tech story of 2007 is “Hackers take aim at Mac OS X”. But:

Is it time to panic? No, actual attacks against Macs and the rest of the Apple family, such as the iPhone, are still rare.

So if actual attacks are rare, and the only factual foundation for this are tabulations of potential vulnerabilities, what exactly is underreported? I.e. how was 2007 any different security-wise for Mac users than any other previous year?

Saturday, 29 December 2007