Apple Anti-Virus Advisory Overhyped

Apple's note advising users to protect their Macs with anti-virus is neither new nor reflective of a significant increase in malware targeting Mac computers. It is an update of an old advisory with the same recommendation.

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Apple users should not panic - the advice by Apple that Mac users should use anti-virus is neither new, nor reflective of a significant increase in malware attacks targeting Apple.

The existence - or relative lack thereof - of Mac malware has been a catalyst for arguments between Mac and Microsoft Windows users. But as pointed out by our Joe Wilcox and at least one other blogger, the Apple advisory is not new; it's an update of a previous recommendation that users take advantage of anti-virus to protect their computers.

Read Joe's blog post on Apple Watch here.