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Mac Malware March 12, 2009

Posted by Jake in future, Hardware, software.

If there are computers there are hackers to hack it. With the increase in the number of Apple Macs being used it will no-dout have more and more malware for it. From the first virus for the Apple II appears writen by a 15 year old school boy viruses has been attacking macs. However no major attack has hapened jet.

However recently Apple has advised that mac users should use anti-virus software after three Trojans were descovered. It shows with the ever growing market share now nearly 10% attacks are becoming more and more frequent.

However as most computers are windows not meany people will take the effot to write malware for Macs. So mac is still safer than windows but you still need to protect your Mac from malware.


How do I protect myself

There are Mac vertions of internet security software such as McAfee and Symantec that costs about the same amount as its windows equivelents. However I don’t know of any free mac Security software unlike windows.


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