MAC OS incrementando su cuota de mercado, MAc lovers a temblar

Parece que a los Amantes del sistema cerrado, totalitario, carísimo y cada vez más popular de Steve Jobs se le va a acabar su epoca feliz de ausencia de virus (¿recuerdan el comercial del chico desenfadado y el cuarenton reprimido?)

Mcaffe (oportunistas como ellos solos) ha lanzado el siguiente comunicado.

Ellos han determinado que el MAc OS ya es tan vulnerable como otros.

McAfee, Inc. Provides Protection for Intel-Based Apple Computers

McAfee VirusScan for Mactel Protects Apple Computer Users From Macintosh and Windows Viruses, Trojans and other Malicious Threats

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), the global leader in Intrusion Prevention and Security Risk Management, today announced anti-virus support for Intel-based Apple computers. McAfee® VirusScan® for Mactel 8.0 runs under Apple’s Rosetta emulator to help protect Apple computer users from Macintosh and Windows- based viruses, Trojans and other malicious threats.

According to McAfee Avert® Labs, Macintosh platform vulnerabilities have increased more than 228 percent since 2003 due to the rising popularity of Apple’s consumer products, notably the iPod media devices and iTunes media services. While the Mac OS X operating system still remains safer than Windows-based platforms, the rapid growth in critical vulnerabilities has forged the need for a more proactive approach to keep systems secure, especially in heterogeneous work environments. McAfee VirusScan for Mactel is designed to detect, clean and delete infected emails and attachments, keeping systems free from these threats.

“The availability of Mac exploit code on the Internet makes it an open target for the same types of malware currently plaguing the Windows world,” said Eric Winsborrow, vice president of product marketing, McAfee, Inc. “As more companies deploy Mac systems running on the Intel platform in mixed environments, the risk of infection will most likely increase. With McAfee VirusScan for Mactel, administrators can deploy systems on the new Mac Intel platform with the assurance that they are steps ahead of future security threats.”

McAfee VirusScan for Mactel utilizes the award-winning McAfee scan engine for complete virus protection for Macintosh systems, stopping virus and malicious code threats, including hidden threats buried in archives and other compressed file types. The solution is centrally managed by McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator® 3.5 and 3.6 (ePOTM), enabling businesses to manage all of their McAfee security solutions from one central interface, which helps them save time and money, as well as ensure a consistent security policy across all computers.


McAfee VirusScan for Mactel is now available worldwide through McAfee, Inc. and its channel partners. For more information please visit

About McAfee, Inc.

McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and the global leader in Intrusion Prevention and Security Risk Management, delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector, and service providers with the ability to block attacks, prevent disruptions, and continuously track and improve their security.

NOTE: McAfee, Avert, ePO, ePolicy Orchestrator and VirusScan are registered trademark or trademarks of McAfee, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries. McAfee Red in connection with security is distinctive of McAfee brand products. All other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property of their respective owners

SOURCE McAfee, Inc.


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