Mac malware has been making the headlines in the last year or two, as regular users have been hit by in-the-wild threats.
It’s somewhat gratifying to find that more and more Mac users have woken up to the risks and are installing anti-virus software on their computers.
Probably the biggest single incident was the Flashback botnet, which infected over 600,000 Macs earlier this year, exploiting a Java vulnerability that Apple had left unpatched. (Apple eventually patched the vulnerability, some months after Windows users first had a fix made available to them).
Back then, things were pretty bad on the Mac malware front. Our free anti-virus product found malware on 2.7% (one in 36) of Macs, as well as a plethora of (less dangerous) Windows-based malware…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.