The days of Apple Mac OS X’s long-celebrated freedom from malware are long-over. In April, the company was forced to dial down its promotional language from “doesn’t get PC viruses” to “built to be safe”. What could cause such a slight but pointed pivot? A Flashback trojan that infected hundreds of thousands of Macs and may even have managed to steal up to $10,000 a day from Google.
Come on, people. If Google–the world’s third most valuable brand–isn’t safe, how can the rest of us peons protect our MacBooks?
You could start by buying Intego Internet Security X6 for Mac OS X 10.5 and higher. This comprehensive software suite is designed special for Macs (natch) and includes an arsenal of software to keep your laptop healthy. The list includes a personal firewall, anti-spyware protection, network traffic monitors, and an intuitive quarantine and repair interface. And that’s just the surface of available features. Here’s a full list of the software packages included.
You can learn more and purchase an install of Intego Internet Security X6 for $59.95 at Hermanstreet.com