Kaspersky: Mac market share means more malware

The Flashback Trojan that infected over 600,000 Apple Macs was quickly followed by the discovery of two other Mac-specific Trojans: one that also exploited Java and another that exploited Microsoft Word. The resulting hubbub was deafening. Everyone with a Mac wanted to know how vulnerable their computer was, and everyone else wanted to weigh in on the Mac malware debate. For its part, Kaspersky confirmed today what many have been saying for years: as Macs are becoming more popular, malware writers are increasingly targeting them.

In a post titled “OS X Mass Exploitation – Why Now?” the security firm answers the question with “Market share!”  (Read More)

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