The BBC has once again slammed Mac users for being "lax" about security, citing Month of Apple Bugs researcher, Kevin Finisterr.

Finisterr, who successfully identified some bugs in the OS and some third-party Mac applications, says that Mac user's complacency when it comes to platform security was one of the main reasons he launched his project.

All the bugs he identified were repaired within weeks — and sometimes days — of his revelation of their existence.

The BBC report focuses on Apple's claims that its platform is far more secure than Windows, and does concede that none of the exploits Finisterr found have actually been used to hijack a Mac.

In contrast, "hundreds of thousands" of Windows PCs have been subverted for use by email spammers.

Finisterr claims that as a result of his campaign Apple is more open to discussions of security matters.