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Original Air Date: Nov 17, 2014

Is it time for Mac AV software?

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If you’re an Apple user, you may have noticed lots of scary security stories about Wirelurker and Masque attacks.

Both of these exploits use an infected Mac computer to exploit any iPhones or iPads that connect to the infected computer’s USB ports.

So is it time to install antivirus software on your Mac computer?

The answer really depends upon the behavior of the users of the computer as Apple started providing basic antivirus protection back in 2009.

If you keep OS X updated and stick to getting your apps directly from Apple, you’ll be in good shape.

If you have younger users that aren’t afraid to try anything on the Internet, the extra protection from a third-party security program may be a good idea.

Whether you install antivirus software or not, it should be obvious to all Apple users that the days of saying “I have a Mac so I don’t have to worry” are over.

If you’re connected to the Internet, you’re a potential target no matter what you use, so act accordingly!