Monday, October 25, 2010

The Tipping Point for Mac Security

As Mac users we've enjoyed a good, long, relatively worry-free ride, happily surfing the web for the better part of a decade and a half with no fear of malware, spyware, pop-up ads and all those other "PC problems." Well those days may be ending.

Ivan Fermon, the senior vice president of product management at Panda Security says that we may be nearing "a tipping point." You see Mac has been doing well recently. Perhaps too well in some regard. According to Fermon, "it will soon be financially viable for cybercriminals to target their efforts at Mac users." While this is good news for Steve Jobs and the people at Apple, it may be a wake up call for many of us.

Panda receive some 55,000 new security threats on a daily basis. The firm has apparently identified over 5,000 different types of malware that are specifically targeted towards Macs.

So you know all those complicated anti-virus, security and firewall applications you never pay attention to? Well it may be about time to start paying attention to them.

To that end Panda has developed an application called Panda Antivirus for Mac which is available for $49.95 and can be downloaded from the company's website:

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