If you have been following closely the MAC vs PC war, then you’d know that one of Apple’s perennial claim is that the company’s Personal computer, the Mackintosh is safe and doesn’t get malware. The Tech Giant had largely dwelled on its claim of a virus-free MAC. Unfortunately, this isn’t so anymore.
Apple Quietly Removed this Virus Immunity Claim For Mac From its Website and it was first discovered by PCworld.com.
If you have been following closely the MAC vs PC war, then you’d know that one of Apple’s perennial assertion is that Apple’s Personal computer, the Mackintosh, unlike Wimdows PC, is safe and doesn’t get malware. Apple had largely dwelled on its claim of a virus-free MAC. Unfortunately, this isn’t so anymore.
This reputation has been damaged somewhat from the revelation of the Flashback botnet which targeted Mac computers a couple of months back and was a publicity nightmare for Apple. The Flashback malware outbreak actually managed to find its way onto several hundred thousand Macs across much of the world, and infecting them.
In light of these, Apple had no option but to remove an advert statement from its website that says that it’s Mac operating system X (OS X) wasn’t susceptible to viruses.
The advert “It doesn’t get PC Viruses” slogan on the Apple Mac page on Apple.com has now been replaced with a more accurate “It’s built to be safe,”
“Safeguard your data. By doing nothing” has also been replaced by “Safety. Built in.”
Fact remains that no operating system is safe from malware and specific threat exploits. Security of a platform depends largely on how much time Hackers spend trying to break it. It is thus not inconceivable to suppose that maybe, Windows PC has more malware because it is ubiquitous. The same thing should also apply to Android too. It may not necessarily mean that these OSes are more insecure, it may just mean hackers target them more because of their popularity.
Source | PCWorld
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