The Trojan that wasn't

Tuesday, 20 April 2004, 2:57 AM EST

Fear, uncertainty and doubt swirled through the Macintosh community last week as an antivirus software company said it had uncovered the first Trojan horse software to hit Mac OS X.

Unix-based Mac OS X, released three years ago, has been completely free of viruses, worms and Trojans, in sharp contrast to the infestations that continually sweep the Windows world.

It's a feature that has helped persuade growing numbers of Windows users to switch to the Mac platform.

Mac users feel so safe that the majority don't even bother using an antivirus program — much to the chagrin of vendors of such programs.

By David Frith at Australian IT.

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