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1 in 5 Macs has malware...For Windows - TechAmok

1 in 5 Macs has malware...For Windows - [security]
03:14 AM EDT - Apr,25 2012 - post a comment

Security firm Sophos announced Tuesday that data collected from 100,000 Mac computers revealed that 20% of those computers were carrying at least one instance of malware. The catch is that the 20% figure applies to malware designed to target Windows computers, but is harmless to Mac OS X. Sophos's blog post went into more details. The data comes from a snapshot of the millions of Mac computers that downloaded Sophos's free anti-virus software. While the Windows malware stored on Mac computers won't affect Mac OS X installations, the malware could then be transmitted to Windows over computer networks. The data in Sophos's study showed that 2.7 percent of Macs, or 1 in 36, were infected with actual OS X malware.


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