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  • Do I need anti-virus software?

    There is no simple yes or no answer to this question. The answer will depend on many factors, the biggest of which is your own opinion on security. However, I do have some recommendations. Before we get to those, we need to examine some basic facts about anti-virus (AV) software. Perhaps the biggest fact that…

  • Mac Malware Catalog

    Below is a list of the Mac trojans that I know of. If I have left anything off this list, please┬álet me know. Due to the extreme rarity of Mac malware, it’s often difficult to find good information about it… very few people have actually ever seen any of it. Update: I have removed the…

  • Do I need a firewall?

    Firewalls have always been poorly understood, even by knowledgeable people. With the recent upsurge in Mac malware, there has been a lot of questionable advice circulating, some of which related to firewalls. People are recommending firewalls for avoiding malware, blocking hackers, preventing spam and any number of other things.  Some of these recommendations have some…