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McAfee warns over Apple virus risk

Discussion in 'News' started by simongrahamuk, May 9, 2006.

  1. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    McAfee warns over Apple virus risk



    Anti-virus software firm McAfee has identified Mac OS X as a growing target for malware attacks.

    According to McAfee Avert Labs, Mac platform vulnerabilities increased by 228 per cent in the past three years alone, from 45 found in 2003 to 143 in 2005. McAfee didn't say how many of these bugs were critical, preferring to let the numbers speak for themselves.

    Microsoft's products saw a 73 per cent increase in security bug discovery over the same three years. While admitting that Windows remains the principal target for hackers, McAfee argues that its findings are enough reason for Mac fans to get protection.

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    1. zimbo
      zimbo
      looks like noel will be real busy! :biggrin everyone seems to be targeting apple these last few days.... yesterday even the bettles were trying to take them apart! :twisted:
    2. noelg24
      noelg24
      well I aint surprised...since Apple have released bootcamp to allow Mac users to install XP alongside Mac OS X...
    3. zimbo
      zimbo
      LOL speak of the devil! :twisted:
    4. noelg24
      noelg24
      hahahaha yeah here I am...:twisted:

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