A collection of dire warnings from the past puts this week’s alarms into perspective
Three days after ZDNet ran a piece entitled “Coming Soon to a Mac Near You: Serious Malware”: Daring Fireball‘s John Gruber has posted, under the headline “Wolf!” more than a dozen variations on the same theme.
They date back to 2004 and all sound a familiar warning: Apple (AAPL), having achieved critical mass in the market place, is about to get hit by the same waves of viruses, worms, trojans and other species of malware that plague the world of Microsoft (MSFT) Windows.
You can read Gruber’s full list here.
UPDATE: Ed Bott, who wrote the original ZDNet piece, has posted a long follow-up that’s calm, fact-based and worth the read. See here.
Also on Fortune.com:
- Is Mac under a virus attack?
- About those gangs of Russian hackers targeting Macs
- Why are there no Mac viruses?
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