Tuesday, May 24, 2011 7:06:41 PM
Its another sign that Apple still haven't acknoledge that viruses attack Macs too and they are not invulnerable! Just take a look at these news articles: http://news.google.co.uk/news/search?aq=f&pz=1&cf=all&ned=uk&hl=en&q=Mac+virus
The article reads that Mac don't get PC viruses. First off, aren't Macs a PC? Don't forget that PC stands for personal computer Macs are personal computers. If you are not a PC then what are you? An impersonal computer? Apple has started a derogatory campaign against Windows PC labling them as inferior PCs. They seem to forget that Windows is not the only PC OS out there. There is Ubuntu, Fendora, Mint, and other Linux and Unix distros. A better title would be Macs vs Windows not Macs vs PCs.
Secondly, Macs is a software and all software have vulnerabiilties. One of the main reason Macs have not been attacked is due to their low popularity. As Mac usuage grows, so as the viruses developed for it. Don't forget, Fake AV is also a type malware. It is very annoying and nagging. ALso, you may claim that oh to install a software Macs users have to type in an admin password but don't forget, these software are designed into trick you into thinking you actually need it! You may want to read my other post about malware on macs.
Edit: If any of the readers have Mac Protector installed, use this guide to remove it. I haven't tried myself as I'm a Windows user: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-mac-protector