04-08-2012 02:58 AM
Yup, I always have a good laugh when an Apple-head tells me they don't need malware protection. It is even funnier because many of them actually believe it.
04-08-2012 12:34 PM
Oh "Flashback-gate," just like all the other misnomers in the press these days about Apple...
Now, tell me again how long exactly Microsoft sits on fixes for exploits and vulnerabilities in Windows? Oh yeah, that's right....
Anyone with any sort of technical credential or experience in the field knows that straight-out-of-the-box, you are far safer on a Mac than any Windows incarnation. Period.
04-08-2012 12:55 PM
Yet the "old wives tale" still lives. Being 'safer" is ony a matter of degree. It is completely wrong to say Macs do not need protection.
As Apple gains market share, it will only get worse, and there will be more exploits relased "in the wild".
The smugness with which many Mac owners regard the OS will bite them on the butt.
04-08-2012 05:07 PM
The issue is the earlier statement that Mac do not have malware. Mac's do have malware and there is little antivirus software for it. Yes, patch Tuesday is this week and operating system updates are available then.
With regards to avoiding Flash/Java. I often find myself knee capped when browsing on Apple products and forced to go back to a Windows PC to get the full experience of the site.
04-08-2012 07:33 PM
I am frustrated as well by Apple and their rabid dislike of Java. While Apple is making good progress in the market, they will never receive wide acceptance until this issue is resolved.
The recent spate of Mac malware is far from the first, it is just one that happened to infect many more Macs befroe being reported.
Norton does make protection for the Mac, and it is supposed to be pretty good.
One thing is for sure, as Macs become more prevalent, such malware will also become more prevalent.