View Full Version : Scare-mongering Symantec revitalises Mac attack

Oct 14, 2006, 11:43 AM
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Link: Scare-mongering Symantec revitalises Mac attack (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20061014124349)
Description:: Symantec, the software company accused by many Mac users of scare-mongering about Mac security, is about to release a set of Universal-friendly security programs for the Mac.

Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
Approved by Mudbug

Oct 14, 2006, 12:19 PM
This is the sort of thing compnies read and take away with them. Macs are just as vulnerable and that's it for them, they stick to windows. Of course, this is exactly what Symantec wants and M$ and Dell, and the list goes on.

Most people don't read or think critically, even if they use a computer daily.

Oct 14, 2006, 12:25 PM
Looks like they're talking up their anti-phishing product more than anything else. Who can blame them? Those of us here know better than to click on weblinks in emails then enter passwords if demanded, but not everybody is naturally suspicious or as fraud-aware as we are. The Norton product plugs a gap.

Still, the fact it's Firefox only sort of limits its Mac appeal. No Safari or Camino support? :confused:

Oct 14, 2006, 12:54 PM
It does say Safari support coming soon...

Analog Kid
Oct 14, 2006, 11:08 PM
How does the anti-phishing stuff work? Does it just block known-bad addresses?