Apple now “encourages” antivirus use for Mac OS X

by admin December 2, 2008 at 3:51 pm

After years of jabbing Microsoft for the seeming need to run antivirus software on Windows, Apple has quietly posted its own recommendation for similar security with its own operating system.

The knowledge base article, posted roughly a week and a half ago, doesn’t go so far as to say the software is necessary but still advocates “widespread use” of more than one antivirus package to minimize security risks.

By using more than one piece of security software, virus writers can’t assume that there will be a particular security suite to bypass, Apple says. In Windows, more advanced viruses already know to look for certain defense suites and will mask themselves or even disable the protection to make their tasks easier.

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