Two very recent article point out what most security people know and the rest should know – NO technology, especially computers connected to any network, are completely secure!
An article here points this out:
"It appears there is a new backdoor Trojan in town and it targets users of Mac OS X. As even the malware itself admits, it is not yet finished, but it could be indicative of more underground programmers taking note of Apple’s increasing market share."
And from another one here:
"More than half of Americans believe that PCs are "very" or "extremely" vulnerable to cybercrime attacks, while only 20 percent say the same about Macs, according to this ESET survey.
ESET released the results of a survey in November related to awareness of cybercrime in the U.S. The survey of more than 1,000 people found that while both PC and Mac users perceive the Mac as being safer, Mac users are victims of cybercrime just as frequently as PC users.
Meanwhile, Mac users are just as vulnerable to Web-based attacks like phishing as PC users are, and Mac users who fall prey to phishing tend to lose more money on average than PC users do, the survey found. "Viruses are a diminishing percentage of what we’re seeing," said Randy Adams, director of technical education at ESET. "A lot of attacks have to do with social engineering and that kind of attack is platform agnostic."
Please folks, practice safe computing practices. I’ve written extensively on that so I won’t go into that here, just search my blog(s) for security items.
For those of you that are interested in an antivirus product for Mac Eset makes a fantastic one. You can check it out here.
By the way Eset’s products are top notch! If I were to buy a security solution it would be theirs.
Keep safe folks.