MacVoices #964: Rich Mogull Discusses Mac Virus Hype and Fact, and How To Tell The Difference

Rich MogullComputer security systems expert Rich Mogull discusses the facts and the fictions about Mac viruses, infected software and the existence of an “iBotNet.” Rich talks about how you could have become infected if you were engaged in questionable software acquisition, what to do if you are, and some safe computing practices that will prevent it from happening. Mac users need to be aware, but not concerned about virus threats, at least at this time; Rich explains why, and provides five tips for making sense of the many alarmist security-related pieces you find online, on television, and everywhere else.


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