updated 11:45 am EDT, Fri September 9, 2005
At the University of Otago in New Zealand, where around 40 percent of the computers are Macintosh systems, IT security manager Mark Borrie says Mac users need to wake up to the . Borrie told ZDNet Australia that although the Mac is generally a more secure platform, it will inevitably be exploited by malware."On the security side of things I reckon the Mac community has yet to wake up to security. They think they are immune and typically have this idea that they can do whatever they want on their Macintosh and run what they like," said Borrie. "We want to be ready for the first big Macintosh virus -- because it will come. Some day, somebody will say 'I am going to create a headline and write a virus for Mac'," said Borrie.