Good Lesson for Mac Snobs

6 Jun 2011 /
Apple television commercial

Just hours after Apple issued a security update to protect Mac users against a rash of scareware attacks, a new variant began circulating that completely bypasses the malware-blocking measure.

It’s no harder to write malware for Macs than PCs but it’s no easier either. Given the commensurate level of effort, most malware authors elect to target the platform that most people use.

Good lesson for Mac snobs and everyone else who thinks Macs are inherently more secure than PCs.


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