Symantec Spreads Fear of Mac Viruses

Symantec is spreading fear once again and “warning that Apple’s OS X operating system is increasingly becoming a target for hackers and malware authors.” The entire article is highly exaggerated and bears the horrible “What if?” stench. If we were this concerned about “What if?”, we’d be living in permanent bomb shelters right now. What if viruses do begin to threaten Mac OS X? Will I rush to purchase Symantec’s product? No, I’ll use ClamXav. ClamXav is the Mac-only graphical front-end for the popular, open-source, and free ClamAV. Windows users, see ClamWin.