April 12, 2012

Virus On Mac: Can Macs Get Viruses?

Virus On Mac: Can Macs Get Viruses?
Virus affects anywhere from 300,000 to 600,000 Apple Mac computers from the firm to be stable, although it is difficult. More importantly, the company may be forced to be more open with their software, or virus Apple would be much worse.

The Mac virus Trojan horse technique, called a flashback BackDoor.Flashback.39 or disguised as a false start the download of the Flash player too often in popular required to view video on the Internet. Dr. Web from 57 percent of attacks apparently happened in the U.S., with 20 percent in Canada.

The big problem, experts say, is that Apple is aware of any weaknesses in your system as far in February, but not fast enough in the case of malware to avoid.

"For now we see that the risks also apply to Apple," said the Nikko Hypponen, chief research officer at security firm F-Secure, Metro News Canada. "I think this is the first of more to come, I think the halcyon days of virus-free Macs behind us."


Since the detection of viruses, many found the software still in development, but not on anything.

"We see a lot of threats to the Mac, but [now] a gradual change in which the attackers start in other horizons and look for other operating systems Windows," said Liam O Murchu, operations manager response Symantec security.

Not many Mac users, who said Murchu, have antivirus or security software since Apple seriously the reputation of being safe compared to the Windows operating system. Although Windows is "awash with malicious software over the past 10 years," the company and consumers are becoming more innovative as a result.

Apple now has the responsibility to keep up with software patches to install easy to operate. Today, the Cupertino company common anti-virus that came to Mac, and no answer is provided by Apple.

Apple Hypponen lack of experience can take place in the fall of the Mac. Microsoft, however, are now a part.

"It seems that [Apple] able to act quickly ... What kind of tells us that they lack the security practice, for example, Microsoft has now, "he said.

Fortunately, the free solutions available. F-Secure hosts one on their website with directions, and tech site Mashable has another, easy-to-use version.

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