The secured Mac "myth or legend?"

Apple computers have built a solid reputation on being virus-free, but is the reality different from the image? We look at the security concerns affecting Mac users -- and whether there's cause for alarm.US health authorities were chuffed recently to announce that canine rabies -- a once common viral infection dangerous to dogs as well […]

Apple computers have built a solid reputation on being virus-free, but is the reality different from the image? We look at the security concerns affecting Mac users -- and whether there's cause for alarm.

US health authorities were chuffed recently to announce that canine rabies -- a once common viral infection dangerous to dogs as well as humans -- had been eliminated from the country after not even a single case had been reported since 2004.

A week later, Microsoft put its tail between its legs after it was revealed that its state-of-the-art Windows Vista operating system had fallen prey to Stoned.Angelina, a boot-sector virus that was first seen in 1994 and last seen in the wild in 2001. Nonetheless, up to 100,000 German Medion customers, Virus Bulletin reported, received new computers with the virus on their hard drives. Worse still, the virus went undetected by the bundled Bullguard antivirus software, which had removed the virus definition from its product due to its perceived extinction.

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