Security scares mount for Apple Macintosh users
Another day, another Macintosh security scare. Or so it seems. In the past week, users of Apple’s Mac computers – rarely touched by viruses, worms and other nasty stuff – have been warned of at least three security threats. This week, security experts detected a flaw in the way Apple software handles downloaded files. The flaw could give attackers back-door access to Macs if their owners open malicious files from bogus Web sites and e-mail.
Windows-based PCs have felt the brunt of attacks for years because those machines command more than 95% of the worldwide market. Macs mostly have escaped the attention of hackers, until now.