Re: "More secure than PC? Ha!"
> Careful, the Jobsian cult will be after you for such blasphemy.
Oh, I agree. Remember Mac Defender? "AppleCare employees were told not to assist callers in removing the software." (Wikipedia quote, true, but it was also all over the news at the time). Macs are more secure, due to their 'nix underpinnings, but Apple has sometimes been lackadaisical when it comes to security. They do seem to be getting a bit better. I guess they've figured out the ostrich defense doesn't look so good after all.
>The fact that this is at all newsworthy (compared to the uncountable hordes of Windows malware) tells you something.
True enough, but no reason to get all complacent either. I know I am always interested in Linux/OSX malware to get a sense of the risk for us non-Windows users.
Any recommendations for a good Mac AV/malware scanner? I've used Sophos and it was a real hog, always sucking up CPU for live scans. I am more interested in something that I can launch when I want, for example on a download. Not something that acts like a junior McAfee by being on alert all the time. Malwarebyte?
IMHO, the problem with Mac/Linux AVs is that they are a bit like the SWAT team in Luxembourg. Sure, they can talk the talk and look tough. But they've seen so little action that it's hard to know how they will react when the shit hits the fan. So it's not sure if their donut bill is worth it.