Snow Leopard To Come Loaded With Malware Protection

Posted: Aug 26 2009, 10:30am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 3:57pm CDT, in News | Apple

 
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It's a common myth among Apple advocates that OS X is virtually immune to viruses and other forms of malicious code. Of course, this is patently false and, as Macs continue to increase in popularity, more and more hackers will start targeting them. Thankfully, according to AppleInsider, Cupertino has already recognized this and is working on a solution as we speak.

For the first time ever, a build of OS X will come loaded with anti-Malware software. The Mac Security Blog has a screenshot of this program in action, recommending that a dangerous file be deleted. From what we can see so far, this Mac anti-virus program looks and acts just like similar PC-based programs.

Speaking of PCs, this admission of system vulnerability by Apple could change one of their key advertising points in the near future. Cupertino has long bragged about the fact that, unlike their Windows counter-parts, Macs don't 'need' anti-virus protection. Their decision to include malware protection could be seen as tacit admission to a vulnerability. I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear some snide reference to this in the next Laptop Hunters commercial.

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