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Friday, October 20, 2006

Apple gets picked on too

Apple computers have been praised for being relatively virus free. But as more people use Apple products, experts say they are becoming a target for cyber pranksters and criminals writing viruses and other forms of malware.

viruses targeting Apple's Macintosh personal computers are increasing. Oliver Friedrichs, director of security response at Symantec, a leading anti-virus software vendor, said 72 vulnerabilities were discovered in the Mac's OS X operating system in 2006, up from 19 in 2004.

The main reason for Apple's seemingly safe position is the stability of Mac OS X which is based on UNIX.

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