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Dec 9 2008   2:33AM GMT

But Wait! Apple Says it’s Just Kidding About Antivirus

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

If you tried to click through to the link in my December 2d article, you probably saw this page:
Sorry

Apple has taken down their notice recommending that users install multiple antivirus programs on their Mac computers. They said it was “because it was old and inaccurate.”

Could the real reason be that they can’t afford to compromise their expensive ad campaign?

SANS Editor Eugene Schultz says: “Apple needs to quit flipflopping re. whether anti-malware software needs to run on Macs. Many serious malware-related threats against Macs exist. Apple’s waffling with respect to recommending what to do about these threats is a huge disservice to the Mac user community.”

C’mon, Apple. You’ve just lost a ton of credibility with this one.

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