Apples, viruses and internet snowballs

Graham Cluley


I’m sorry for not realising this myself when I wrote about whether you really need anti-virus on your Mac on the blog yesterday.

It turns out that Apple’s advice for the millions of Mac users out there to run anti-virus software is not new advice at all. If you dig around on the internet archive’s Wayback machine at, you can find evidence that Apple originally published this advice (albeit in a slightly different form, and at a different url) as far back as June 2007.

The reason for so much media

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.