Even a Mac can be Hacked

intego_star.jpgThe anonymity Apple once depended on to lessen the threat of hackers attacking their operating systems waned long ago. Just last month Charlie Miller, the guy who first hacked the iPhone last year, used exploit code he’d planted on the Web to take advantage of a security flaw in Apple’s Safari software and invade a MacBook Air. The result? In less than two minutes, he’d overtaken the computer and impressed the crowd of the annual PWN2OWN hacking competition in Vancouver. Apple’s since patched up the hole in their browser software, but enterprising hackers know that Apple OSes are permeable just like Vista or XP. We’ve gathered three of the best security suites we’ve found for Mac OSes. Norton AntiVirus Dual Protection for Mac and SecureMac MacScan 2.5 both earned 4 stars for their easy-to-use interfaces and automatic virus detection/removal features, and we gave Intego Internet Security Barrier x5 an Editor’s Choice award for its speed and discreet background cleanup. Links above go to full reviews, check them out.

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