Analysts warn that security ‘holiday is over’ for Mac users

Security researchers say it was only a matter of time before Mac users had to face security vulnerabilities; every platform has imperfections to exploit if only hackers have enough interest in finding them.  Pete Lindstrom, an analyst at Spire Security, credits media stories about the strength of the Apple platform and the switch to Intel chips for drawing the attention of hackers.  Within the course of the week, Apple has seen two low risk viruses and a vulnerability in the Safari browser that could launch malicious code without user interaction.  While Mac users are unlikely to face a flood of attacks, Vincent Weafer, senior director of security response at Symantec, advises Apple users to protect themselves by examining their security practices.

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