Mac users need to wake up to the social engineering threat

Graham Cluley

Clu-blog reader Peter directed my attention to a letter in this week’s edition of “Computing” (a popular British IT magazine) earlier today.

The letter from Jamie Forder is in response to an article written in a previous edition by Laurent Marteau (disclaimer: Laurent is the CEO of French firm Intego, which specialises in Mac security), where the rising number of instances of Mac malware are discussed.

Here’s what Jamie has written in response to Laurent’s article:

Jamie actually summarises the threat to Mac users pretty well, with his points 1 to 4, but his response that the original article is “frankly rubbish”, and that the points made are somehow not worth worrying about and “frankly stupid” is incorrect I feel.

For instance, when are Mac users* going to wake up to the news that just because…

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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.