Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Macs are getting targeted more and more 

One of the problems that's plagued people on Windows machines is that criminals peddle fake security software. The phony software may simply induce you to buy it by always "finding" problems when you do a "free" scan. In extreme cases it may even compromise your system.

Now that Macs are more common and are a more tempting target, that particular scourge is starting to arrive for the Mac platform. According to security firm F-Secure, a Mac spyware scanner is so bogus that if you run it on a Windows machine it reports "finding" problems in places that only exist on Macs.

Buy only from places with names you recognize, or that your technical friends or your security consultant recommends.

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