06 May 2011

Mac Users are the Latest Victims of bin Laden-Inspired Virus Attacks

First scams were reported on Facebook, and now there is word of attacks targeting Macs. This latest development proves that anyone who uses the Internet is susceptible to such threats no matter which OS they prefer – unless, of course, they use an up-to-date antivirus software solution.


There are a few reasons why Macs are safer than PCs. First and foremost, more people use Windows. Because cybercriminals want to infect as many computers as possible, they can accomplish their goal by writing malicious software for PCs. Also, the default settings on Windows computers are not as strict as Macs, so PCs are easier to infect. Finally, viruses that do infiltrate the Mac OS die out quickly so cybercriminals just don’t bother. The new bin Laden-inspired attacks on Macs is a reminder that there’s no such thing as a risk-free computer. However, you’re in luck – BitDefender has the antivirus solution for that.


As the days go by since the announcement of Osama bin Laden’s death, more details are released about the raid on the compound where he was hiding. Not only are we learning more about how the attack was planned and executed, but the world is discovering information about the troops who carried out the mission. It is important to stick to reliable news outlets and use common sense when reading about these developments online in order to avoid malware. You may not need the sharpshooting abilities of Navy SEAL Team 6 to take down threats to your computer, but BitDefender’s antivirus software program can help do the job.