Sophos introduces free Apple Mac antivirus softwares

Apple Macs could be vulnerable to virus attacks after all

More Apples ... more worms...

Macs have Sophos to thank for its latest free antivirus software which is said to protect the devices from all known malware such as spyware, worms, Trojans and other viruses.

Sophos is offering the free software only to Apple users and warned of virus attacks against Macs becoming more prevalent. The company also said that the attacks would get worse because of the growing market share of Apple. Apple's new products, as well as their tactic of reducing the price of the Apple Mac Mini can only increase their popularity and number of units sold.

Chris Kraft, product management vice president at IT security firm, Sophos, said: "While most businesses recognise the importance of protecting their Mac computers from malware threats, most home users do not. By offering free industrial-strength security to home users, we aim to protect Mac users against today's and tomorrow's Mac threats."

Even though Macs were known to be safer compared to Microsoft's Windows, they're growing increasingly popular and could be subject to virus attacks as well.

However secure it might be, no platform is 100% safe.

There is currrently no charge for the antivirus software and can be downloaded here.

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Via: TechRadar