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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RE: Comment by Brynet - marketing
by jabbotts on Sat 21st May 2011 15:10 UTC in reply to "Comment by Brynet"
jabbotts
Member since:
2007-09-06

If you provide even a Unix based system and all your marketing relies on "we're invulnerable to everything bad", I can't really hold average user's fully responsible.

One's user manual says the microwave oven makes food hot, they believe it and treat it as such. One's user manual says the computer can't be affected by malware, they believe it and treat it as such.

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brynet Member since:
2010-03-02

The problem is that they're treating a computer like an appliance.

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