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Symantec: No file infecting viruses for OS X

Scott McNulty

Every time I write about Mac security the comments fill up with people telling me that I am an idiot (actually, come to think of it, that happens with most of my posts). Therefore, I thought some of you would enjoy this post from Symantec that which states categorically that there are no known file infecting viruses for OS X.

Hurrah! Macs rulez!! W00t!

Hold your horses, spanky. Todd Woodward, the author of the post, rightly points out that while there are no viruses for OS X there are worms, rootkits, and vulnerabilities in the OS itself. So, it is like I always say, Mac users might not have to worry about viruses now but that doesn't mean that OS X is somehow magically immune to viruses.

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