Mac OS X Now Comes with Antivirus

Some people make the assumption that Macs can’t get malware, that it’s somehow a Windows-only problem. Unfortunately that’s not the case, any computer can get malware such as viruses and trojans (read here for some examples). And there are some companies that already make antivirus software for Macs. Further evidence of the need for antivirus … Continue reading Mac OS X Now Comes with Antivirus


Another Mac trojan. There’s a program for Macs called MacCinema Installer. The filename is: Flash.Player.Update.v9.19.dmg. Some web sites claim that you need to install it to watch their videos. When you install it, it adds something to your Mac so that every 5 hours it will try to download malware. So if your Mac becomes … Continue reading MacCinema

Mac OS X Update

Apple has released a major update to Mac OS X. If you use a Mac you should first make a good backup of your computer then apply this update. It patches over 40 security vulnerabilities (don’t let anyone tell you Macs are completely safe and invulnerable). The latest version is 10.5.3.

75 Million Unique Malware

At the end of 2011 (just recently) the total number of unique malware (viruses, spyware, etc) reached 75 million. That’s 75 million different threats people created to cause havoc, steal passwords and steal money from you. The internet can be a dangerous place. The figure comes from a report by McAfee. They also report that … Continue reading 75 Million Unique Malware