How times change. In just the last year the security experts were warning of impending doom on Mac OS X with security alerts, malware alerts, virus alerts.
What happened? Nothing. That’s right. Nothing happened.
It seems like only yesterday that Symantec, experts of Windows security issues, Windows malware and virus tracker, warned Mac users to beware.
We didn’t. And look what happened. Nothing.
Swallowing a little pride, Symantec issued their latest Internet Threat Survey, 120 pages total, and it doesn’t mention malware for Mac OS X.
In the last report, Symantec said this:
Since that report, Apple has sold about 10-million more Macs, and many older Macs are running on OS X Tiger.
What of the malware? What of the spyware, worms, and viruses… virii… whatever. Where’d it all go?
ZDnet’s Munir Kotadia can’t figure it out either.
To be fair, there have been a dozen or so so-called vulnerabilities found in Safari, the Mac browser.
Other security problems have been patched here and there, but that’s common for Apple and an ongoing effort to maintain security.
So, what happened to all the Mac security problems, Symantec?
Doesn’t it make you wonder? Did Symantec just plain forget the Mac chapter, and say, “To hell with it?”
That seems likely, given Apple’s Mac sales resurgence and the move to Intel chips.
Once a few pieces of well formed malware for Mac OS X come out from under the cabbages, they’ll issue a new report.