Time For Mac Users To Think About Viruses - Tech Europe - WSJ

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Time for Mac users to join the Great Unwashed? The attacks mightn't seem especially sophisticated to a wizened Windows user, but for Mac people this could be a foreboding sign of the inevitable. This is the downside of Apple's gaining a larger market share in the personal computer market.

"We Mac users are a pretty insufferably smug lot. How we look down our noses at mere PCs, how it offends our sensibilities to have to run Parallels and have Windows running on our beloved Macs. How we sneer at all the silly virus protection software because our Macs don’t get viruses.

Well my fellow Mac lovers, sneer no more, and perhaps the time is right to at least think about virus protection.

ZDnet reports on two in-the-wild attacks launched against Macs. Admittedly two isn’t a huge number, but these are in-the-wild attacks. The attacks, such as they are, are the fake AV scan (your computer is infected, buy this software to clean it up)."

Full article at WSJ.

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