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No computer or operating system is entirely invulnerable from security threats and malware. But Apple has had a long history of advertising its products as being secure.
Yet this past month has blown that entirely out of the water, with colleague Ed Bott discovering the 'Mac Defender' malware: a piece of malicious software which is installed under false pretence. With testimony from Apple whistleblowers, the problem became ever apparent and was soon to all but rage out of control.