For years Apple Macintosh computers have been known to have fewer (or no) viruses than PCs. However, this has not been because Macs are more secure in as much as it has not been as popular as PCs.
However, now that Macs are being used more and more – virus writers are targeting Macs in increasing numbers.
CNN writes 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.
According to Apple, the virus affected less than 1 percent of the video iPods available for purchase after September 12, 2006.