Security industry insiders have long known the Mac platform has its holes. The Flashback Trojan is the first in-the-wild issue that's confirmed this, and big-time. More will follow unless Apple steps up its game.
Apple has cultivated a myth about security on the Mac platform. The myth goes like this: Apple users don't need antivirus software. We're more secure than anything out there. Security worries are overblown.
In reality, Apple practiced security by obscurity with the Mac.
Those days may be ending in a hurry. Apple's relative silence about malware is going to have to end as the company finds itself managing a large ecosystem, noted ZDNet's Ed Bott.
Delivering massive security updates during product launches and software rollouts just isn't going to cut it.
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