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Apple PC’s no longer immune to Viruses?
Apple, a brand widely known for its immunity to computer viruses
has now changed its wording, clarifying that “Mac computers
aren’t in fact immune to malware”. Until recently
Apple’s website has claimed that it “doesn’t get
PC viruses” but now it reads that a Mac is “built to be
The Flashback botnet infected over 600,000 Macs earlier this
year, making Apple change their stance on being invincible to
viruses. Apple have now taken steps to increase security, for
example releasing a security guide for iOS and a feature called
Gatekeeper in the OS X 10.8 update but those of you with older
operating systems may still be at risk.
Obviously due to the popularity of the Apple products, hackers
have started to try and abuse Apple’s operating systems
making the company abandon its previous claims of virus
Most of the malware may still be floating around causing
problems for windows users but Apple users will have to remember
that OS isn’t impenetrable and can still be attacked. Be sure
to keep your Mac’s update!
By Troy Stanley
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