Scare-mongering Symantec revitalises Mac attack

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  1. macrumors bot

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    Link: Scare-mongering Symantec revitalises Mac attack
    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.

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  2. macrumors 6502a

    Some_Big_Spoon

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    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.
     
  3. macrumors G4

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    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:
     
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    Eraserhead

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    It does say Safari support coming soon...
     
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    Analog Kid

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    How does the anti-phishing stuff work? Does it just block known-bad addresses?
     

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