Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Apple Now Recommends Antivirus Software for Macs
We don't think hell is freezing over quite yet, but Apple is now publicly stating that Mac users should be running antivirus software. On November 21, a bulletin was added to Apple's support site, titled "Mac OS: Antivirus utilities." The bulletin does not go so far as to state that the Mac OS is presently in danger of being infected by malware, but it does say that the use of antivirus utilities will make it more difficult for virus writers to create successful exploits for the Mac OS. In other words, if Mac users take a proactive approach now, they will protect themselves and other Mac users in the future. The implication is that while Mac OS malware is not common yet, it does exist now to some extent, and is sure to be more prevalent in the very near future...