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Mac Virus Attacks On The Rise

The recent discovery of two new forms of malicious programs in Mac OS X, has made security experts sit up and take notice. This viruses, it appears, targets the operating system through pornographic Websites. When users log on to the sites, they are into downloading a so-called “missing Video ActiveX Object”, which in reality is actually an updated “version of the Mac OS Tored worm – and a Trojan called OSX/Jahlav-C.

Although most virus attacks have been targeted at PC users, similar attacks on Mac computers are quietly on the increase. Although the total number of such viruses cannot be confirmed, one thing is certain, Mac owners can no longer afford to be complacent. Attackers are getting more sophisticated and devising new means of infecting Mac systems everyday so users need to be more conscious of possible risks and invest in quality Mac OS anti-virus software.

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  2. Laptop Notebook Computers

    July 2, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Wow! This is really shocking. I’ve always thought that Mac OS was virus free! Seems like there are no laptop-notebook-computers which are 100% virus free now. Great posting!

  3. Computer Work From Home

    July 3, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Well, at least Mac users can’t snobbishly say “our computers don’t get viruses! Na na na na!”

  4. waterproof iphone

    July 9, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Compare to windows, Mac OS is safer.

  5. lazyking

    July 11, 2009 at 1:53 am

    this is some bad news!! I’m a windows but I’m planning to buy a mac mostly because of the viruses

  6. Daisy May Natural Soap

    July 12, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Thanks for the tip.

  7. Computer Repair

    August 11, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    This is very interesting, I thought that Mac’s were the omnipotent computer and OS. It’s good to know that they are susceptible to the evils of viruses that PC users are vulnerable to as well.

  8. muyilleum

    August 12, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Computer Repair :

    This is very interesting, I thought that Mac’s were the omnipotent computer and OS. It’s good to know that they are susceptible to the evils of viruses that PC users are vulnerable to as well.

    Ha ha! I don’t think Mac users would find that funny 🙂

  9. Dedicated Servers

    August 27, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    These days the virus attacks are on the peak point and we the internet users sometimes never think about the computer security sometimes, So this one sounds to be a good solution.

  10. Chin Implant Side

    June 24, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I have shaw secure which in basicly from F-Secure and there have recently been reports of the infection trying to attack my computer. I’m running on windows xp.

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  12. gary - saving money tips

    February 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Complacency is deadly dangerous with computers. Let’s hope the software engineers will keep on top of it.

  13. Raman

    April 4, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Mac is much more safer than Windows PC. Though viruses have been created to destroy mac too.

  14. Fred Harrington

    September 20, 2016 at 3:40 am

    Thanks for the read. A little outdated now. Do you have an update on this article? I think it was inevitable, Macs would eventually get viruses.

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