Waiting for the Apple FUD!!!!1!1!! crowd to show up.
Well, it's only natural... when someone posts "FUD"... you get the FUD crowd... no problem there, that I can see ... LOL ...
But.., it's going to take a whole lot more than FUD to get the Macintosh users to start using any anti-virus software, since they've never had any problems with it, across the board.
Heck! I can't find a single Windows users who will discontinue the use of any anti-virus software on a Windows platform machine -- while Macintosh users have been doing it for years on end (not running any anti-virus software).
Those anti-virus people have yet to find out a way to get Macintosh users to use their anti-virus software since hardly anyone on the Macintosh platform uses it or see a need for it... LOL ...
It will take a whole lot more than this FUD article, that's for sure... :-)
I’ve got PCs I don’t use AV software on.
So you’ve found one.
I’ve gone without any virus protection on my mac since day one (more than two years). Recently, I thought I should give it a check. Complete scan reveals zero infection.
Just the facts.
There are no anti-virus packages for Solaris either. Enough said. Unix is inherently secure And that is the reason anyone that has a concern for security does not run a Windows-only shop. The only reason that Windows exists is an open hardware platform, the ubiquitous MS Office, and stupidity among those that adopt the paradaigm.
Yup, we have been using Macs for our business since 1982, and have never needed any security software.
I am not saying that Macs are invulnerable, understand... but with a modicum of intelligence in using them, they are not easy to mess with. Most of the successful hacks have depended on giving the would be hackers access in ways no normal user would ever permit.