More than half a million Macs infected with virus
So much for being free of viruses – an Internet security company says more than 500,000 Mac computers are infected with a virus.
What exactly happens? If a user visits an infected website, an executable file is saved to their computer. Once infected, it will get malicious files from a remote server and start running it.
Dr. Web gets even more technical in its description, which you can read here.
Of all the computers infected, more than 50 per cent are in the United States, while about 20 per cent are in Canada.
Users are encouraged to protect their computer by installing a software update from Apple, released just this week.
Or from a Mac computer, users may go into the system preferences menu and select “Software Update.”
On its website, Apple says it “does not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until a full investigation has occurred and any necessary patches or releases are available.”
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- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets