The appearance of the MacDefender trojan back in May provoked a lot of back-and-forth between various tech writers (including your humble correspondent). Was this a sign that the good times were ending? That the Mac platform would come under ever-fiercer attack from malware authors? That soon we'd all be running resource-sucking virus scanners and a-fearing every link we clicked?
Well, in a word: no. It wasn't. And I've got some science to prove it.