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Apple Quietly Admits Macs Get Viruses

If the 'I'm a Mac' ads are to be believed, one of the biggest selling points of the Apple computer is its supposed invulnerability to viruses, spyware, and other evil programs. Of course, those who follow these sorts of things know such a claim is misleading at best. OS X has seen a number of viruses and other nasties over the past several months, as the OS has gained popularity. And now Apple s...

Are Anti-Virus Programs Useless?

In a computer lab at Sonoma State University, George Ledin is teaching his students how to beat the expensive anti-virus packages from top security software manufacturers like Symantec and McAfee. Students are learning to best these pricey products on closed networks where they can't harm other computers or the Internet. But that hasn't stopped security companies from condemning Ledin's work. So...