Apple Gets Its Own Antivirus Software
Mac users now have an antivirus program tailored to their devices, including the iPhone and iPad.
On Oct. 20, Panda Security released Panda Antivirus for Mac, a program designed specifically to detect malware on Apple computers. The Mac-specific software can also scan for corruptions on the iPad, the iPhone, and the iPod.
Apple has been notoriously lax about antivirus security because of the limited number of malware written for Macs, explains a PandaLabs blog. The antivirus program was launched as a preemptive strike against possible future threats tailored to Apple devices.
Comparing Apple to Microsoft products, Luis Corrons of Panda wrote: "[Apple] still isn't cyber-crooks' main objective, as it doesn't have enough users, but it is starting to arouse interest. Mac users should raise their voices and ask the company they are paying (Apple) to take security seriously.
Panda Antivirus for Mac costs $49.95 for 12 months, and is available for download on Panda's website.
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