updated 08:15 am EST, Mon March 21, 2005
Mac OS X security warning
Security vendor Symantec has warned that Mac OS X is increasingly and that Mac users are complacent about security issues. ZDnet Australia reports that Symantec's seventh bi-annual Internet Security Threat Report reveals that security researchers have discovered at least 37 serious vulnerabilities in the Mac OS X system over the past year. "As Apple increases its market share--with new low cost products such as the Mac mini--its userbase is likely to come under increasing attack. 'Contrary to popular belief, the Macintosh operating system has not always been a safe haven from malicious code. Out of the public eye for some time, it is now clear that the Mac OS is increasingly becoming a target for the malicious activity that is more commonly associated with Microsoft and various Unix-based operating systems."