Mac attacks rare but may rise


Apple computers have long been prized for being relatively virus free. But as more people use Apple products, experts say the company is increasingly becoming a target for cyber pranksters and criminals writing viruses and other forms of malware.

The threat was highlighted earlier this week after a handful of the company's iPods were shipped with the RavMonE.exe virus, which targeted iPods used with Microsoft Windows-based computers. The virus does not affect Mac's operating system.

According to Apple, the virus affected less than 1 percent of the video iPods available for purchase after September 12, 2006. Security analysts: Mac attacks rare but may rise - CNN.com

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