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Are Macs safer than PCs?

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Last week, there was a lot focus on the security of Apple Macs after the Russian security firm, Dr Web, revealed that they had found a botnet comprising over half a million infected Mac computers.

Macs were becoming infected with Flashback malware after users were redirected to a rogue website from a compromised site. JavaScript code was used to load a Java-applet which exploited a vulnerability (since patched).

The thing that surprised many of us was the scale of the botnet."  Professor Alan Woodward notes in his article on the Naked Security website. Click here to read the full article.


See also Professor Woodward's Blog for further commentary and viewpoints.

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