Think you don’t have to worry about viruses or malware when using Apple’s OS? Think again. Tech outfit Computing recently quoted Kaspersky Lab CTO Nikolai Grebennikov as saying that Apple’s OS is vulnerable to attacks. “Mac OS is really vulnerable,” he claimed, “and Apple recently invited us to improve its security. We’ve begun an analysis of its vulnerabilities, and the malware targeting it.”Kaspersky has reportedly been tapped to advise it on the security of its Mac OS.
If you remember, we reported on a Trojan virus that specifically targets Macs, and Grebennikov said that’s it’s a sign that the firm needs help with its security. “Apple blocked Oracle from updating Java on Mac OS, and they perform all the udpates themselves. They only released the patch a few weeks ago – two or three months after the Oracle patch. That’s far too long,” he said. He adds, “This botnet, which the security community identified, is a huge sign that Apple’s security model isn’t perfect. Our experience tells us that in the near future, perhaps in a year or so, we will see the first malware targeting iOS.”