Comments on: MacDefender: The sky is not falling… http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/05/27/macdefender-the-sky-is-not-falling/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: Eric B http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/05/27/macdefender-the-sky-is-not-falling/#comment-3046 Fri, 27 May 2011 22:25:02 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=7160#comment-3046 Your points are well-reasoned Dan. I think the bandwagon-jumping is a reaction to the long-standing attitude of many Apple users (and Apple) that their OSs are immune to viruses/malware, etc. Clearly, Windows has long been a fat target due to the near-omnipresent nature of the OS (plus some would argue that it's easier to attack than a Mac OS). I will admit that as a Windows sysadmin, I'm guilty of a small degree of Schadenfreude!
However, I think that your statement "awareness should be backed by technology" is spot on, and anyone using any device to access the internet is taking an unnecessary risk by not leveraging some form of AV and/or firewall technology.

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