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Mac OSX Trojan Malware Spread Via Compromised Software Downloads

Macintosh owners used to feel smug that “Macs never get viruses.” Then a few viruses appeared but did not spread the way Windows viruses normally spread so Mac owners still were able to say, “Macs rarely get viruses.” However, any Mac owner who isn’t careful bout files being downloaded my find himself or herself on the receiving end of a virus.

Details may be found in an article by Danny Palmer in the ZDNet web site at:

Luckily, these new viruses are easy to avoid by using a bit of common sense. Mac owners can still rest assured by saying, “Macs rarely get viruses as long as you don’t download files from questionable sources.”

Categories: Viruses & Malware

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