Re: misleading title
I belive this is also true for Windows Vista and later versions. I'm not 100% sure, but I haven't heard of a single Virus for Windows either since Vista.
All the mac mac osx malware today, and I believe all the malware for modern windows versions, are defined as Trojans, Worms etc.
That means you are safe without AV on both platforms, as long as you know the means they want to infect you with, and avoid those situations.
Social engineering is used to fool people to install malware today, phishing etc. But pure Computer Viruses that lives up to the definition of a computer Virus nope.
Then we have the AV companies that cry wolf wolf when there are no wolf. Symantec did this a lot. And many others. Only honest AV company I know when it comes to Mac Malware is F-Secure.
When symantec said there was Viruses for Mac F-Secure said we have no reason to make a AV for the mac, there is no Viruses yet for the mac, and very few trojans that pose a unsignificant threat.
Now that is Years ago, today F-secure has a product for the mac, but at least they weren't trying to phish customers with false alarms.
I have clamxav installed, but manually run it on some windows files maybe once every second year.
Now people that write articles on malware should start using the correct terms for each kind of malware, including the source for this article. The one that wrote that blog is clearly stating that he does have his own definition of what a computer virus is.
The source he refers to is a bit better and doesn't use the word virus, but malware, trojan and worm.
Now I challenge someone more knowledgeable than me to list true computer viruses for both Windows since Vista came, and for OSX. I would be happy to be proven wrong, not so glad though.