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Article was Bogus: Do Mac Users not need Anti-Virus Protection?

Article was Bogus: Do Mac Users not need Anti-Virus Protection?

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Today I was having a discussion with a religious Mac fan claiming that the only problem with security on the Internet is Windows and then I read this article on ZDNet: Despite what blogs (and Apple) say, Macs will eventually have malware

In there it is referenced that the article I was quoting yesterday seems to have been bogus – see here: False Alarm: Apple Mac OS X Anti-Virus Recommendation Is Old

Now, it still seems that Apple users feel extremely safe – despite the fact that they have significantly more vulnerabilities than us. And it is just a matter of time and a matter of an attractive target until Mac will be attacked. It is ridiculous to think that anybody is safe – it is just a matter of economy: How much time and money do you want to invest in attacking a platform…

The three steps (Firewall, Computer Updates, AV-Software) to me are as important on Mac and Linux as they are on Windows

Roger

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  • Errrr. How could the aricle be "old"? Before it was pulled, the article was dated Nov. 21, 2008. I could understand the article goofing with the multiple AV but one of these days when the boys in the basement in some building at the Redmond campus release the virus and malware specifically tailored for the Mac, the Mac-ies will be unhappy they didn't install an AV application. :-)

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