Macs and viruses — are users as safe as they think?
Windows users live under a constant threat of attacks from writers of viruses or worms that exploit security flaws in their system. Outside of the annoyance of receiving infected e-mails, however, Mac users are immune to such problems. Or are they? MacCentral recently spoke with leading Mac anti-virus software publishers to find out. Brian Davis is sales manager for Intego Inc.’s North America operations. Intego is the company behind VirusBarrier, a Mac-only anti-virus software application. He said his company has seen steady growth in its anti-virus software sales. “Industrywide, these virus (attacks) are tipping people off that they need to be concerned about their security,” said Davis. Intego is largely focused on the consumer and small business market. Those environments place the emphasis on keeping Macs protected for the individual user. Companies whose products are aimed at corporations also acknowledge a trend, however. Full Story