Posted by: macintoshsisters | February 15, 2008

Rise in Mac malware attacks ‘inevitable’

Rise in Mac malware attacks ‘inevitable’
Growing popularity brings growing concerns
Written by Ian Williams –

Over 90 per cent of computer users believe that cyber-criminals will step up their attacks on Apple Macs in the future, according to a new poll.

However, half of respondents to the Sophos survey said that the problem will be as great as that faced by Windows users.

“Although we have seen the first attempts by criminal gangs to make money through Mac OS X malware, there are still only a tiny number of viruses and Trojans for Apple Macs compared to Windows,” said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos.

FULL article at Vnunet



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