If you’re reading this, hoping for information about how to score yourself a free cheeseburger, I’m sorry to disappoint. Nope, this is about how Apple’s Macintosh security has fallen down and gone boom. Yes, that’s right. Just in the last couple of days it has come to light that some 550,000 Apple Macintosh computers have been turned into zombie PCs by malware that only infects Apple Macintosh computers.
If you’re a Mac owner, you should probably be patching Java immediately. And maybe checking to see just how much malware may be on your Mac.
And to anyone who claims that a Macintosh is more secure than any other PC (Windows, Linux, or otherwise): Welcome to reality.
Apple announces record Macintosh growth over 2011. Apple Macintosh virus infection runs amok at the start of 2012. Coincidence? I think not. It’s time for Macintosh owners to start taking their security seriously.