Apple Changes No-Virus Statement

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 25 June 2012 15:13

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Everyone knows the (false) claim that Macs don't get viruses, and readers of this site know that that just simply isn't true. It looks as if Apple's PR has finally realized that, too, as they've removed the claim that "It doesn't get PC viruses" from their website. It's funny that it's taken Apple this long to change, even though Macs were getting infected with malware further back than March of 2011. To their credit, Apple is doing some good things in terms of security with the upcoming OS X Mountain Lion. From using developer IDs for each program to sandboxing, Macs should stay pretty secure. But still, viruses on Mac is a big thing for Apple. They haven't officially claimed they're virus-free for a while, but that's always been the popular opinion and I'm sure Apple still had subconscious advertising making everyone think that. From "It doesn't get PC viruses" to "It's built to be secure" is a big change in statement, and I wonder how that will affect Apple's public image. See the before and after here, read more about it here, and read more about Mountain Lion's security features here