April 26, 2012

Dear Mac: No, you're not a PC; you're not close

Computer security guru Eugene Kaspersky says that in terms of computer protections, Apple is where Microsoft was 10-12 years ago. He cites more Mac-specific malware, plus the rise of Apple mobile devices, as the main issues and says Apple needs to step up its game.

Now, it's true that on mobile devices, Apple makes claims about the security of non-jailbroken products. But, at the same time, it promotes cross-platform synching. What if your Mac Air or G3 desktop has malware?

Left unsaid by Kaspersky is that Mac users need to stop being so smug about the issue, and take note that they need antivirus programs installed and up to date.

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