Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th May 2011 20:37 UTC
Apple I have personally tried to pretty much let the whole MAC Defender trojan thing pass by, since we're not a security website. However, we have an interesting turn of events this week. An article over at Ars Technica quotes several anonymous Apple Store employees as saying that the infection rate of Macs brought into the Apple store has gone up considerably. More interestingly though, Apple's official policy states that Apple Store employees are not allowed to talk about infections to anyone - they're not even allowed to inform Mac owners if they find the infection without the customer's knowledge. Another interesting tidbit: Apple mandates the use of Norton Antivirus on company Macs, according to one Apple Store genius.
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by WereCatf on Sat 21st May 2011 11:54 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: ???"
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"Microsoft cares about user security more than any other company.

Not more than any other company, maybe more than Apple. MS provides an AV because due to the legacy of its terrible security in the recent past, there are many orders of magnitude more Windows viruses, than viruses for any other OS.

To give Microsoft atleast some credit Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is an exceedingly good AV; it's a whole lot less resource-hungry than the others and is very good at doing its job without getting on the nerves of its users. Not to mention it's free.

So while Windows still has a security-hole here or there and Microsoft can't really stop people from being stupid and installing malicious things atleast they are trying to.

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