Well Apple is one company which always makes us LOL. Up until a few weeks earlier, Apple’s website was trumpeting that Macs DO NOT get any viruses or malware in general. But with 60,000 Macs being infected with malware, and with pressure from conscious users and blogosphere, Apple finally had to bow down and accept the fact.
Here is what the Apple website had to say a couple of weeks earlier about malware on the Macs:
It doesn’t get PC viruses.
A Mac isn’t susceptible to the thousands of viruses plaguing Windows-based computers. That’s thanks to built-in defenses in Mac OS X that keep you safe, without any work on your part.
Safeguard your data. By doing nothing.
With virtually no effort on your part, OS X defends against viruses and other malicious applications, or malware. For example, it thwarts hackers through a technique called “sandboxing” — restricting what actions programs can perform on your Mac, what files they can access, and what other programs they can launch.
And this is what it says now:
It’s built to be safe.
Built-in defenses in OS X keep you safe from unknowingly downloading malicious software on your Mac.
Safety. Built right in.
OS X is designed with powerful, advanced technologies that work hard to keep your Mac safe. For example, it thwarts hackers through a technique called “sandboxing” — restricting what actions programs can perform on your Mac, what files they can access, and what other programs they can launch.
It is good to see that Apple has finally risen up to the humble standards of “sort of” Corporate Social Responsibility.