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MacBytes
Jan 29, 2009, 06:28 PM
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Category: Mac OS X
Link: The Mac Malware Myth (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20090129192817)
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Mudbug
Jan 29, 2009, 06:31 PM
While I agree pretty much whole-heartedly with this article, I'd say anyone who just assumes they're safe from all the BadStuff™ on the internet because they use a Mac are simply asking for something eventually to infect/do harm to their machines.

That being said, I'd say 99% of antivirus software for the Mac is snake oil.

Enjoy the fact that you're not being infected by all that BadStuff™, but don't be so smug about it that you turn a blind eye to real news reports from real news sources about the possibility of a Mac virus/worm/trojan in the wild. Protect yourself when necessary. Just choose your snake oil carefully, I guess.

rdowns
Jan 29, 2009, 07:10 PM
Great article. I especially enjoyed the pictures.

The pic was a banner ad for Anti-Virus Software. :D

SPUY767
Jan 30, 2009, 07:16 AM
I used to like roughly drafted. Dilger seems intoxicated of late.