Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Apple Says Mac Needs Antivirus

Apple is urging Mac owners to install antivirus software, following a recent a rise in Mac-centric scripts. Most virii target PCs, as Windows is most widely-used; Linux and Macintosh users have had little to worry about. While a few Mac virii exist, they have mostly been "demonstration," posing no real threat. However, experts have noticed a rise in more serious scripts lately.

Namely, cybercriminals are infecting popular webpages with scripts that steal account passwords, not infect machines. The scripts record the user's keystrokes, then send the information to the designers. A lot of them are stealing gaming accounts.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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