One of the selling points for Mac users was that it did not have the security issues that Windows systems have. However, that seems to be changing. Apple is encouraging its customers to use an anti-virus protection:
“Apple has urged Mac owners to use anti-virus software.
In a note posted on its support site in late November, Apple said it wanted to “encourage” people to use anti-virus to stay safe online.
The move is widely seen as a response to the growing trend among cyber criminals of booby-trapping webpages that can catch out Mac users.”
Is that a knowing nod that from Windows users? – Apple is recommending third party software. For Apple users, the additional expense is the cost of popularity. Steve Jobs may see this security issue as another product opportunity.